Introduction of Biometrics


Biometrics (fingerprint technology) are now considered to be ‘the norm’ in secondary schools. It is estimated that over 2500 secondary schools in the UK are now using biometrics; this is more than half of the secondary schools in the UK. We have decided to introduce this system to Winifred Holtby Academy to replace the current card system which our pupils use to purchase food and drink, print and copy management and for loaning items from the Academy Library.

Biometric recognition can seem to be a much scarier prospect than it really is. We hope the information we have provided previously has alleviated any concerns you may have had, however, if you would like further information about Biometrics please do not hesitate to contact us on the Academy main reception number.

Biometric systems have very positive benefits; parents will no longer have to buy replacement cards; queues, at both break and lunchtime, will be greatly reduced because the process of identification of pupils is much quicker.

Biometric Fingerprint recognition system.

How to register your child:

  • Download the form here or collect a form from the Academy reception
  • Complete and sign the form
  • Return the form to the Academy with your child