All catering at West Exe School is cashless at the point of sale and students either use a PIN number to pay, which is given to them on their first day at school or use the Biometric finger print system (a consent form for which is provided below). Students need to charge their account with funds at the machines in School before going to purchase items. This can be done using notes or silver coinage (10 pence and above). The machines are available before school, during break and lunchtime, as well as after school, but not during lessons. At the till, students enter their PIN number or put their finger onto the sensor pad and the amount will be debited from your balance.