Our School Meals Service operates a Biometrics option for purchasing meals and snacks. This means that – as well as being able to access their school meals account by use of a National Entitlement card (NEC) card or PIN – our pupils can also use finger print recognition. We have used this system successfully for over a year and have found that it allows us to deliver a faster, more efficient service.
You can find out more about how the biometric system works by downloading and reading the Biometrics Letter. For any who do not wish to use this option, it will still be possible to access school meals accounts using the NEC card or PIN numbers. Biometric Registration for all new pupils will be taking place soon. If you do not wish your child to participate in the biometric option, please complete the opt-out form provided ASAP and return to the school. If you decide to opt-out of Biometrics your child will still be able to continue participating in the cashless system by using his/her NEC or PIN.