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Managing school dinners can be resource intensive and time-consuming. With magicbooking, you can easily access meal counts for both booked and served meals, send SMS reminders to parents who haven't booked their child's meal for the day. Our school dinner module fully integrates with the school's MIS and comes with a built-in till view to record meals served and access allergies and dietary needs. 

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Software highlights

Integration with your MIS

Our school dinner software seamlessly integrates with school management information systems, such as SIMS, Progresso, ScholarPack and SchoolBase etc.

Children's data is automatically pulled across and information such as UFSM, pupil premium entitlement, classrooms, dietary needs and allergies are readily available, so you can make sure pupils are offered the right meal. Parents of children eligible for UFSM do not have to make a booking as they are automatically counted in.


School dinner booking payment and communications system

Booking payments


Get paid upfront and not in arrears. Our school dinner payment system has the capability to enforce payment upon checkout with all processed payments automatically allocated to the booking.

Children with no bookings will be flagged on the till, so the dinner staff can easily identify if a light meal needs to be served.

Our school dinner software has helped many schools significantly reduce debt levels by managing school dinner payments. Monthly payment plans can be made available for long-term bookings, with payments automatically collected and reconciled by the system. It’s easy for parents and saves you from chasing payments.

School dinners payment and booking system


Integrated dinner till

Our school dinner system comes with built-in tills for dinner staff. The till displays each child in the selected classroom along with the meal booked, dietary needs and allergies. Children with no booking are flagged allowing the dinner staff to book a light meal.

Children who are absent are greyed out from the view, while those that have already been served are marked and moved to the bottom of the list for greater usability. A tally of each type of dinner served is displayed on the daily report to assist cross-referencing with catering providers invoices.

School dinners payment system

Credit management

For any meals that are paid for but not served, a credit is automatically generated and allocated to the relevant parent’s account. Parents can use this credit to pay for other bookings.

School dinners payment system
School dinners pricing

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"The Magicbooking system has massively reduced the workload for our after school provision. The team at Magicbooking are great and they really strive to deliver."

Louise Prodromou, ​School Business Manager, ​The Raglan School

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