Rawmarsh Community School

Using the RCS Dining Room

Your child will have an account, which ‘stores’ their money and enables them to make their purchases in the cafeteria. Accounts can be topped up using cash at the 2 revaluation machines which will read your child’s thumb and access their account. One of the machines is in the Dining Room and the other is close by. All accounts can be accessed with a PIN number that is specific to each student in the event of the thumb reader not working.

Students then use the thumb or finger that has been scanned to pay for food in the cafeteria. When your thumb is placed on a reader at the till your details appear on the screen – this means that it is impossible for someone else to use your child’s account as it is personal to them!

Students entitled to free school meals automatically get their account credited – their account is exactly the same as everyone else’s so no one can tell who is having a free meal entitlement.

Parents can easily get information about whether their child is eating a meal at school. We can send you details of exactly what your child is eating at lunchtime if you are worried about their eating habits or their diet.

School meals at RCS are provided by an exciting new catering company – Mellors – who are committed to listening to feedback from customers and acting on it. Mellors are also committed to producing meals using fresh and wherever possible locally produced ingredients.

Rawmarsh catering team offer students a range of dining options to allow students access to healthy and fulfilling food throughout the day.

Our catering areas are open to students early morning and at both break and lunch times.

Our dining areas are supplied with plenty of spacious seating where students have comfortable place to enjoy their meals.

As well as our sit-in dining areas we also offer a range of food outlets, where students can gain access to hot and cold deli options as well as cold drinks and fresh fruit.

Our dining area offers students a hot meal including Chefs Selection or Continental Choice and a hot dessert. Perfect for a healthy fulfilling meal.

Are you eligible for free school meals? 

The cashless system allows you to keep your entitlement private, why miss out if you can have a free lunch?

Your parent or guardian can claim if they are receiving Income support, Income-based job seekers allowance, child tax credit (but not working tax credit with an income under £16,190 as of April 2012) Guarantee element of state pension credit, support under part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act.

To claim contact: The Customer Services Section, Revenues & Benefits, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE. Tel:01709336006

Guidance notes for using the cashless card revaluation stations

  1. Press the red button (to close the previous users account)
  2. Insert your card into the slot (anyway around)
  3. Observe your card details and cash balance on the screen
  4. Insert money
  5. Remove your card
  6. Press the red button

Find out if you are eligible for free school meals

All catering staff have completed Allergy training however, if you require information regarding ingredients, allergies or intolerances do not hesitate to contact the catering team.