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Park House School

Cashless System

Park House School is a cashless school. We use the MyChildAtSchool app which you may be familiar with. 

In order to ensure maximum efficiency in taking payment for food and reducing queues we have a cashless system which operates using biometrics as the payment method at the tills. This is a similar system to that used by many of today’s mobile phones. 

Instead of paying by cash your child will simply place their finger on the scanner and their identification will be verified. Upon verification monies will be taken from their MCAS Dinner Money Module. Within MCAS please go to the Parental Consent tab and click YES, I give consent on GDPR Biometrics and then press save. If your child is entitled to Free School Meals their daily allocation will automatically be credited to their account each day. To check if you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click here.

If you do not wish your child’s biometric information to be processed by us (or your child objects to such processing) we can issue them with a pin number which is verified with your child’s name and photo at the canteen. Within MCAS please go to the Parental Consent tab and click NO, I do not give consent on GDPR Biometrics and then press save. Any money you have paid into your child’s MCAS Dinner Money Module and any Free School Meal allocation will be automatically credited to this pin number. 

If you are the parent of a new student to the school, as soon as your child starts we will issue you with activation details via email enabling you to access your account via the website for MCAS or you will need to download the app. 

Once the account is activated you will be able to do the following:-

  • Top up canteen balances (you are also able to view what your child has purchased to eat).
  • Pay for trips and visits
  • Purchase revision guides
  • Pay for additional music lessons 

If you experience any problems with the MCAS app, or haven't received the email with your activation codes, please contact

You can also click here for a short video to guide you through adding money to the MCAS Dinner Money Module.

If you have any queries related to the financial aspects, please email Mr Pittock: