Case Study


Busy junior school cuts administration time with sQuid Dinner Money

With the school only accepting payments for school meals by cash and cheque, staff were struggling to complete their daily tasks due to the amount of time being spent collecting and banking payments. Winterton Junior School introduced sQuid Dinner Money, the powerful cashless and attendance system, to reduce cash handling and to cut associated administration time.

Fast and easy administration

The school had previously relied on staff to select each pupil’s meal choice on a paper registration form, and then transfer this information onto local authority forms - an extremely time-consuming process. But by introducing sQuid Dinner Money, staff were able to administer, process and report on school meals easily. They also reduced their workload by using the advanced reporting functionality, which processes each meal taken and calculates the end of day figures. School Administrator, Liam Linton, who uses sQuid to process and manage all online payments, said: “I use sQuid every day. It’s easy and has significantly reduced the amount of unnecessary time spent handling cash”.

Benefits

Implementing sQuid Dinner Money has allowed the school to achieve their goal of cutting the amount of administration time spent handling cash and cheque payments, resulting in significant cost savings as well. Liam commented: "We've cut administration time by 1.5 hours per day as all payments are now made online. It's allowed us to focus on the more important daily tasks."

"We've cut administration time by 1.5 hours per day as all payments are now made online. It's allowed us to focus on the more important daily tasks."
Liam Linton, School Administrator

Why choose sQuid Dinner Money?

  • Administer and process Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM), Free School Meals (FSM), supervisor allowances, online payments, cash payments and payments by cheque
  • Cut the cost of handling cash
  • Reduce administration time


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