School Meals

Dysart School uses an online system called Arbor which can be used to pay for school meals and other school activities. We hope that you will find paying in this way is much more convenient and from our perspective it will save us time as well as reduce the chances of money being lost. Arbor is easy to use and will offer you the flexibility to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, safe in the knowledge that payments are secure and use the highest level of card security and that funds will reach the school safely.

Although this system is our preferred method of receiving payments we will still accept cash or cheques (made payable to Dysart School) if you would prefer to continue to pay that way.

Paying for School Meals

To manage a meal account, go to Accounts and click Meals.

To make a Card Payment, click on the Top up account button. A slide over will load, where you can select the bill payer and payment amount. Please note the minimum payment amount is £2. You can choose to pay now or to add your payment to your basket to pay later. In the pop-up, add in your card details then click Pay.

You may have to then authenticate your identity for the payment to go through. This is a requirement of the recently introduced Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) regulations. If authentication is needed for the payment, you will be prompted to authenticate the payment using the method of authentication your bank supports.

This could be:

  • an SMS code,
  • your mobile banking app
  • another method

Once we’ve been able to confirm your identity, the payment will be completed and your card will be charged. You’ll see confirmation that the transaction has been successful. The meals balance will be updated to reflect the top-up right away.

If you would like further information about school meals at Dysart please contact the office at

To find out more about our caterer Stir please click here.