School Dinners

Ripple Primary School offer a convenient way to pay for school meals online, using a secure service called ParentPay. The cost of a school dinner is £2.10 per day £10.00 per week, the school does not accept cash or cheque payments for school meals. Parents who wish to make payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.
If your child receives a free school meal, their daily school allowance will be added automatically and you will not need to take any action. Should you wish to add additional funds to your child’s account you can do so online or through your local PayPoint network.

Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card.
ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our school, you can merge their accounts to create one login for all your children.
Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you’ve activated your account you can make online payments straight away.

Using PayPoint.
PayPoint payments are recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your ParentPay account and viewing your payment history online.

The nearest PayPoint stores to school are:

Westbury News
180 Ripple Road
IG11 7PR
Distance: 0.24 Miles

Plummers News
93 Movers Lane
IG11 7UQ
Distance: 0.28 Miles

Barking News Centre
113 Ripple Road
IG11 7NY
Distance: 0.35 Miles

A M P Post Office
369-371 Ripple Road
IG11 9PN
Distance: 0.17 Miles

357 Ripple Road
IG11 9PN
Distance: 0.17 Miles

A plastic payment card will be issued to you to make cash payments for school meals at local PayPoint stores. The first card is free of charge; however, any lost or damaged cards will be charged at £2 each. Payment cards take about 2 weeks to arrive but we can issue a barcoded letter as an interim measure. You will need to retain this letter to make payments until you receive your plastic payment card.

Packed Lunches.
These must be brought in a suitable lunch box and marked with the child’s name and class.
This must be large enough to hold a drink if provided. They will be stored on trolleys in a cool room and distributed at lunchtime. Glass bottles and canned drinks are not permitted. No food or drink other than in a packed lunch may be brought to school. Water is always available to all children staying at school for lunch.

A useful resource for parents/carers with children starting school in reception class, to help with making that decision for the first time about what to feed their child at school.

Click here to access the School Menus on the LBBD Website

ParentPay Website


Free School Meals – September 2014

From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are entitled to a school meal at no cost to the parent/guardian.

School meals in Ripple Primary are tasty, healthy and fun. Choosing a school lunch could help you save up to £380 per child per year!

Our ‘Food For Life’ Silver menu guarantees that all meals are prepared on site using high quality, locally sourced, fresh and organic ingredients.

Our meals meet strict nutritional standards, helping to improve health, behaviour, concentration and achievement.

There is a choice of meals every day, including vegetarian and Halal options.

Also, every time your child has a school lunch they automatically receive splash card points! These can be redeemed for exciting prizes like a free swimming session!