Over the past year Penwortham Primary School has been encouraging all parents/carers to register with SIMS Pay to make online payments for school meals / clubs / trips / events and we thank all parents who have successfully registered and are already benefitting from this service.
As a large school we have found this invaluable in reducing the amount of cash being held on school premises which also reduces the chances of money being lost or stolen and I’m sure you will all agree that being able to pay at a time convenient to yourselves is of great benefit. This also ensures that you have your own permanent records of any money paid to the school.
We would also like to advise that ALL of our activities and events will be set up for payment only via SIMS Pay only particularly if these are costly or when there is a large response expected which will result is a lot of money being collected in school.
SIMS Pay is very easy-to-use and will offer you the flexibility to make payments to the school whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that payments are secure and it uses the highest level of card security and that funds will reach the school safely. You can do this from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
School has sent an email to parents to ask them to sign up to SIMS pay, please follow the link on the email or activate at www.sims-pay.co.uk.
Penwortham is a Nut Free School - To protect children and staff, this means the following items should not be brought into school:
- Packs of nuts
- Peanut butter sandwiches
- Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
- Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts
- Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a
severe reaction to sesame)
- Cakes made with nuts
Nut Free School
Ideas for a healthy packed lunch
- A sandwich or similar type of food (salad, filled pitta bread, etc)
- A piece of fruit (apple, orange, banana, etc)
- One biscuit (Breakaway, Penguin, etc)
- A drink (non-fizzy please)
- A dessert (yoghurt, pudding, etc)
Please do not give your child any sweets or bars of chocolate as these are not allowed in school.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS DECIDED TO CHANGE FROM PACKED LUNCH TO SCHOOL DINNER, PLEASE LET THE SCHOOL OFFICE KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE – MANY THANKS.