At St Damian’s we offer cashless payment services i.e. catering and school visits/trips. We also offer alternative methods of payment for parents, but are sure you will appreciate the advantages this system offers you. This 'Cash-less' system will enable us to deliver a more efficient, faster service.

SIMS Agora and School Meals Service

For your convenience and to assist in the administration of this service, the payment ‘top up’ methods available are; SIMS Agora (online Payments) cash* or Cheques (*at the revaluation terminal points within school).

SIMS Agora – Is our prefered method for payments coming into school. Use your Debit/Credit cards to make online payments to your child’s meal account. This service can also be used for paying for other activities such as school trips and products, as and when they are avalible.

There are still other payment methods you can use such as:

  • Cheques should be made out to ‘Robertson Facilities Management’, and placed into the box provided in the school Reception. It is important that you write the full Name of Pupil and Class reference on back of cheque and place in an envelope. Please be aware that this method of payment will not provide an instant credit to your child’s account. It will be dependent on the frequency the box is emptied and processed by the catering team.
  • Cash should you wish your child to continue to bring ‘dinner money’ into school, the facility for accepting cash payments for the day or a number of days will, of course, always be available. However, all cash will have to be entered into the system prior to purchasing a lunch, by using the automatic cash revaluation terminals: pupils cannot use cash to buy food directly at the dinner counters. These machines are programmed to accept notes and coins (not 5p, 2p or 1p). Please note that no cash can be accepted at the food counter ‘Till Point’. 

The amount of money you ‘top up’ will be added your child’s lunch account at school *usually within 1 hour of you making the transaction online and money spent on food will deducted and then shown on the system and provide you with a detailed statment of transactions online. Pupils can always check their balance by using the revaluation terminals within school. We are also able to provide you with a report detailing each item of food served, credits and deposits made to the system, for any time period and show a current balance. There is also a daily ‘spend limit’ programmed into the system of five pounds, this can be increased or decreased for an individual pupil by making a written request to the school office.

School Trips and other activities

These will be added to the our SIMS Agora website at various times. Your child will receive a letter explaining the process as and when it is required. We will still have other forms of payment i.e. Cheque: made payable to 'St Damian’s RC Science College', and cash.

How to Sign Up to SIMS Agora

For all new pupil registrations and further information please sign up to SIMS Agora via the link below; or contact the school in the normal way.

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