Cashless Catering System

Benfield School uses a biometric cashless catering system for all students and staff. This system identifies each user when they place their finger on a scanner and is used by all secondary schools across Newcastle.   The biometric information that the school holds for each student is held in an encrypted format and is deleted once they leave the school. 

In order to be able to use your child’s biometric information, we require your written consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time in the future, as long as this is provided in writing. If you do not wish your child’s biometric information to be processed by the school, we can provide your child with a PIN number to use instead, but please be aware that this number is randomly generated and cannot be changed to a personalised number.