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Clitheroe primary school pupils use new entry card system
1:00pm Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
PRIMARY school pupils are among those using a new entry card system as part of heightened security measures at a Ribble Valley school.
More than 60 doors at Moorland Private School, near Clitheroe, have been kitted out with a high-tech control system, which is accessed through a combination of sticky dots, key fobs and ID badges.
The idea was pitched to head teacher Jonathan Harrison by the parent of a pupil at the Ribblesdale Avenue School, who owns Progeny, which specialises in access control.
The technology is designed and manufactured by Great Harwood-based company BSB Electronics Ltd and all children at the day and boarding school, which caters for children aged between two and 16, will be equipped with an entry card.
The system manages and monitors access throughout the whole school, including the nursery, kindergarten, junior school, senior school, sports hall and accommodation areas.
Mr Harrison said children came to the school from all over the world and parent were reassured by the increased level of security.
He said: “Moorland is a leafy suburb school, so it is quite a safe environment, but this provides another level of protection.
“The parent who told me about it thought it would be particularly good, so we trialled it in the nursery and now we run it over the whole site.
“Students and house parents have all commented that they feel safe, and that their belongings and personal space is far more protected than before.
“It is a really nice touch and I feel comfortable in the knowledge that the school’s most valuable assets are protected.”