Great Clacton Church of England Junior School

Craigfield, Clacton-on-sea, Essex, CO15 4HR

01255 424906

School Meals Payment

New SchoolMoney Account Service:

When we return on Thursday 5th January 2017, we will have a new service on your child’s School Money account.  The first time you log in you will be given a tutorial to guide you, so there will be support available until you get used to it. This user guide can be re-accessed at any point from the side menu, by clicking on help.  The new service will enable you to have full control of ordering your children’s meal choices from our current winter menus. We will be running 2 demonstration sessions in the new year for any parents that wish to attend. Dates and times will be published when we return in January.


School meals can only be booked if you have credit on your school money account. 
​You will be unable to incur arrears, so please keep your child’s account in credit at all times. 
Each school meal costs £2.00 (a whole week's meals (five lunches) total £10). School meals can be pre-booked up until midnight the day before your child would like one. We would suggest booking at the weekend for the week ahead.

Logging in:

​It is most important you keep the office up to date with your correct mobile phone number and email address at all times, as the online system uses these details for the logging in process.


Free School Meals:

​For those entitled to Free School Meals – You will be able to log in and book your children’s lunches from the menu. We would suggest booking these on a Sunday for the whole of the coming week.  


Please click the button below to log in to the SchoolMoney website:
Frequently Asked Questions 

What happens if I book meals for my child and they are then off sick?

Registers will be cross referenced daily so any dinners booked in advance for children who are absent through illness will have their account automatically credited by the office. 

What if I do not have Internet access?

​We can provide a paypoint slip for you to make payments at local shops who offer the paypoint service. The nearest to the school are "McColls" and "That’s The Spirit" in Great Clacton, "Woodlands Stores" in Woodlands Close and "ASDA" in Oxford Road.
​You can search for more at and simply enter your postcode. 

What if I forget to book a meal for my child?

We do suggest pre-booking on a Sunday for the coming week. If you are not in credit, you will be contacted by the office.  Any urgent dinners booked via the office must be paid for by the end of that week at the latest.