School Meals

We operate a cashless catering system which incorporates the latest technology and runs in conjunction with a secure biometric finger recognition system.

Each student has an account which can be credited via our secure on-line payment system 'Parentpay', or topped up with cash or cheque. When buying food the cost is simply deducted from the students account when authorised via the finger scanner. No cash will be accepted at the servery counter although it may still be used at the vending machines. See the Important Notes and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

To enable you and your child to benefit from the biometric system, one parent or guardian will need to sign and return a consent form.

Free School Meals

With effect from 1st June 2016, the Free School Meals Service will be provided by Learning, Skills and Education.

We would like to share with you that there are some changes to the way Free School Meals are processed. From 30th June 2016 you will not be able to apply for Free School Meals via the following routes – text or paper. Free School Meals will only accept online applications.

To view the website for Free School Meals please follow the below links:

Free School Meals Application form


If you have a query regarding Free School Meals, please call Northamptonshire County Council’s Customer Service Centre on 0300 126 1000.

Click on the links below to download documents:

Menus and Prices

We would like to emphasize that Chenderit School will comply at all times with the Data Protection Act and with the provision of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (which came into force in September 2013) regarding the use of biometric data.