School uses electronic fingerprints to check pupils' attendance


School uses electronic fingerprints to check pupils' attendance

Antony Savvas

Holland Park School in London is planning to electronically fingerprint every pupil to help monitor their attendance.

The school, which comes under the auspices of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council, will first test the system on pupils who are late for school.

The test will start from next week when the new school year starts, and will eventually be rolled out to all 1,500 pupils at the school.

The system will be used to build a database so that a live register can be established at the school.

Children will be identified and their time of arrival recorded when they press a finger on an electronic pad located at entrances or in classrooms.

If they fail to press they will be recorded as absent. A fingerprint scan of each pupil will be converted into a number that can be recognised by readers each time they press the pads.


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