Ercall Wood Academy

Excellence through challenge and initiative

School Meals

Ercall Wood Academy students use a cashless payment system to purchase food and drinks from the canteen. This minimises students’ need to carry money around site (thus reducing the risk of losing it!) and creates a fast, hygienic method of payment during our busy lunch and break times.

Parents/Carers should send their child to school on Monday with enough money for the week ahead. Children then add this cash to their account using machines around school, and pay for their meals using just their fingerprint.

Please note, our canteen does not accept cash – only payment using the fingerprint system. Our office cannot always supply change, so please ensure your child has the correct money to add to their account.

Telford & Wrekin Education Catering Team have proved instructions on how to add funds to your child’s account and view the balance

Click here for guide

If you have any further issues with this payment system or the Online Balance Checker you can call us on 01952 380918 where a member of staff will be able to assist you with your enquiry.

You may be entitled! To find out if you are eligible for free school meals please contact

Mrs Tracey Hoof – Senior Administrator on

Telephone - 01952 387303

E-mail - admin@ercallwood.co.uk