Centralising Cashless Payments in your MAT

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Fewer systems, more benefits: centralisation in multi-academy trusts

Our cashless catering software and EPoS systems for education are helping make lunchtimes faster, safer and more cost-effective for more than 1,500 schools and colleges across the UK. Our technology:

  • Supports healthy meal choices and student wellbeing
  • Protects students from allergens
  • Ensures legislative compliance
  • Improves parent engagement and convenience
  • Speeds-up the lunch queue
  • Reduces food waste
  • Ensures security with contactless ID management.

More schools, more systems

When a school joins a multi-academy trust (MATs), it inevitably brings with it existing software and platforms, offering challenges to centralising processes and realising the benefits of scale. We see this issue across our education suite of cloud software; from financial and asset management to catering, HR and payroll.

The Schools White Paper makes clear that MATs are a permanent feature of our education landscape, with Government envisaging every child in the country being educated within a ‘family of schools’ by 2030. This means we’re very likely to see a lot of shift within individual MATS over the coming years, with new schools joining and others moving to new trusts.

Realising the benefits of centralisation

Centralising cashless catering across a trust is a relatively painless process that offers significant benefits that can be realised quickly. One central solution offers:

  • A clear overview of finances, including an accurate picture of debt and revenue
  • Accurate management of and reporting on free school meals
  • Less time spent on administration at school and trust level
  • Ready availability of meaningful reports
  • Easier management and automation of labour-intensive tasks
  • Improved control, compliance and risk management
  • Cost-savings and simplified support.

With paperless kitchen management, cashless catering and meal pre-order options, we can deliver peace of mind, free-up resources and improve experience for staff, students and parents alike.


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James Mealings,

Executive Catering Operations Officer,

Tudor Grange Academies Trust

As an Academy group we are completely reliant upon our till system always working at optimum capacity. The system is very easy for the till operators to use and even easier for pupils. It is safe and reduces pupils’ risks from having to carry money into school every day. Our group of schools is growing rapidly and as we grow we will use cashless solutions in all new ventures without hesitation.

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