Catering at Perins

Perins School catering is provided by Aspens who are the new company chosen to provide our school meals service.

“We specialise in providing catering for schools and are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen. We use British, Red Tractor Farm Assured meat, fish from sustainable sources, free range eggs and locally sourced fruit and vegetables. The food children eat at school plays an important role in their well-being, and eating a well-balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but also set them on the right track for later life.”

Aspens have a Perins page on their website which has details of their iphone/Android App; menus, promotions and allergy information.

Cashless Catering System

Perins operates a cashless catering system in order to reduce both queuing times and issues with students carry large amounts of cash.  To buy food at breakfast, break-time and lunch-time your child’s account will need to be topped up.  As your child purchases food items, the money they spend is taken out and the new balance is shown at the end of the transaction.

Your child’s account can be created by scanning their face, no image is stored, but a mathematical template is created.  The template cannot be viewed or used to recreate an actual facial image.  Under the Data Protection Act this is a special category data that we are only able to process with your explicit consent.  If you wish to have your child’s face scanned for use of the catering outlets you will have completed the Consent Form. If you do not wish to give consent your child will be able to make purchases in the Cafeteria with their name.  Their identity will be verified against their ID photo.

Please click this link for information on how to pay money into a student’s account.

Payment is preferable through the online payment system

Free School Meals

We strongly encourage any families who are entitled to Free School Meals to register.  All students’ accounts at Perins appear exactly the same and there is nothing to show that they are getting a free school meal.  Students entitled to a free meal have their balance updated every day with the amount allocated for a free school meal.  This money can only be used at lunch and any under-spend or missed meals cannot be carried forward to the next day.  Parents can also add extra money to their balance if they wish, in exactly the same ways as other, to buy items at break time or extra items at lunch time.  More information about registering for Free School Meals.