Biometric Consent Form
At Rushden Academy our canteen uses a biometric system. The system uses a form of ‘fingerprint’ recognition in which only certain points of the print are recognised and no image is saved. Our main reason for this is to make use of a cashless catering system. The system will interface with parent pay, an online payment system, which can also be used to make payments for things like trips and uniform.
This system offers students and parents significant, benefits including:
• Greater control over what your child is spending lunch money on.

• Improved security for handling cash transactions in the academy

• Students not having to carry cash which can be lost or misplaced

• Students will not have to remember to bring a card

• Reduction in queuing time


We would like to make it clear that Rushden Academy will comply at all times with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with the provisions of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (which came into force in September 2013) regarding the use of biometric data. In order for your child to use the biometric system, one parent or carer will need to read, consent by email, or sign and return the attached form so that we can register students at school. In line with GDPR we ask you to opt-in to allow your child to use the biometric system.

Rushden Academy are currently operating as a no-cash site and are only accepting digital payments via ParentPay. If you would like a Parent Pay log in that you can use to top up their account through the parent pay website please contact reception.

If you would like more information or the chance to discuss this further, please feel free to contact the Academy.

Please complete this form if you consent to your child using biometric systems until he/she leaves the academy.
Once your child ceases to use the biometric recognition system, his/her biometric information will be securely and permanently deleted by the academy.
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I give consent to the academy for the biometrics of my child to be used by Rushden academy for use as part of a recognition system as described above. I understand that I can withdraw this consent at any time in writing.
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