Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need to take my child’s fingerprint?

By taking an image of your child’s fingerprint, we can turn this information into a digital signature. This unique image will then be used to purchase food from the canteen.


Can fingerprints be used by any other agency?

No; the software we use turns your child’s fingerprint into a mathematical algorithm. The image of the fingerprint is then discarded. The information which is stored cannot be used to recreate an image of the child’s fingerprint.


What happens when my child leaves the school?

When a student leaves school, all biometric data is deleted.


How does it work?

When the child places his/her finger on the scanner, the software matches their fingerprint with the unique digital signature held in the database.


Can I withdraw my permission to use my child’s biometric data?

To withdraw your permission, we would request a letter addressed to the Data Protection Officer at Durrington High School detailing the information you wish to be removed.