Show us your fingerprints!

CHILDREN will be asked to have their fingerprints read in exchange for school lunch from next term.

The Thomas Coram C of E Middle School in Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted, will be the first school in the country to use the biometric tills.

The tills will register register how much money each child spends, which will link into an online payment system registered to one of their parents or guardians

School spokesman Tracey Cullimore said: “Our aim is for a cashless system in school, benefiting parents and pupils alike.”

For more information, pick up a copy of the Gazette on January 12.

Has your school ever used any unusual methods to pay for or serve lunch? Then email the Gazette at or phone 01442 898451.