Cashless Catering and ParentPay


Innovate provide our students with a choice of freshly made food before at break and at lunchtime.  Sixth Form students have their own servery within the Sixth Form social space.

Innovate Restaurant Menu

Innovate Grab and Go Menu


There will be a range of promotions and special offers available throughout the year.  Students can keep up to date with these by looking for the promotional posters around school.


Allergy information is available for all items on sale. If you have any individual concerns or questions please contact Innovate's Chef Manager. Tel: 01285 712302, extn125 or email  It is however important that you make sure the school is aware of any food allergies your child has.  This information is fed through our schools information system into the cashless catering system and will flag up any allergies when your child goes through the till.  It is important that your child understands his/her allergies though and understands that he/she has a responsibility to check the allergy content of food they are buying.

If your child is entitled to a free school meal an allocation of £2.60 is credited to their account each day. If you have questions about your child's FSM allowance, please see our frequently asked questions document below.

FSM Frequently Asked Questions

For more information regarding applying for free school meals please follow the link to Free School Meals information on the top right section of this page.


ParentPay is used for all payments that you need to make for your child at school (apart from bus payments).  This includes for example, payments for trips, books and catering.  Contact the finance team who will generate a letter for you with an activation code.  You will need to have this to register for a ParentPay account, their page can be found via the link below.  Once you have set up your account and have added funds, don't forget to then allocate those funds the the items you want to make a payment for.  There are at times optional items showing against groups of students.  

Please note that you should only make payments to those items that you feel are relevant to your child.

If you have applied for financial support for your child and your application is successful, you will see that this is reflected in the balances due.  If you have any queries please contact the finance team.

If you would like more information regarding financial assistance that you can apply for, please follow the link to 'What to do if...' in the menu for this section of the website.

Parent Pay

If you would like help in setting up your account please contact the finance team on 01285 712302, extn 116

They can help you, for example, to:
  • Link accounts for a child at Farmor's to an existing ParentPay account you already have for a child in a primary school
  • Set up your accounts so that parents or grandparents who want their own accounts but want to make payments for the same child can do so