Parents and carers will now be able to ‘top-up’ pupil dinner money accounts online (from September 2020).

This link will take you to a payment area of the local authority’s website ( where you will find a user guide and a list of frequently asked questions to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Please be advised that neither the school nor the Council will hold any personal payment details once you have made your payment. After you have transferred the funds they will automatically be credited to your child’s school meal account as if you had paid by cash or cheque.

The new system offers the following benefits:

  • No more looking for change to give your child
  • Ensures that the money is spent on school meals as intended
  • Reduces the risk associated with your child carrying cash to school
  • Enables the school to work more efficiently thereby improving the ability to focus on delivery of education

Those pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) will automatically have their account credited with the daily meal allowance.

If you are having difficulty finding the relevant section of the RCT website then after using the link above, click on the ‘All Payment Types’ button and type ‘Mountain Ash’ into the search box, as shown in the screenshot below.

Use the All Payment Types button and the search tool to make finding the school dinner money system easier.