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Parents' Induction Evening

Note to new parents: If your child is arriving in August 2017, there will be parents' induction evening on Wednesday 5 July.  Details to follow.

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Fifty Year 10 students walked from Ticknall to Conkers with full rucksacks for their Duke of Edinburgh bronze ...

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Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Five able mathematicians took part in the Pink Kangaroo round of the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Oliver W...

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Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Sixty four former students of Ashby School were reunited last weekend, 40 years after leaving. The former s...

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School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

More than 80 competitors of all abilities braved this year's charity aquathon in glorious sunshine. The eve...

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Winning Ways in Business

Winning Ways in Business

Business students came first in a competition run by a local company to mark European Supply Chain Day. The...

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The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

All the latest on the hard work and big successes in lessons (and even more sporting tournaments)....and the w...

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Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Performers of all abilities are being invited to turn up and audition for next year's school musical. The m...

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Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Ashby's winning boys' badminton team travelled to Milton Keynes for the National Badminton Finals. The unde...

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Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

The achievements, commitment and resilience of some of the school's most remarkable students were celebrated a...

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Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Parents can now access their child's summer 2017 examination timetable using the My Child at Home (MCAS) porta...

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Ashby School provides healthy and appetising meal options for hundreds of students every day.

Affordable restaurant-style main meals, hot subs, filled bagels, jacket potatoes and homemade cakes all encourage students to eat well and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Milkshakes, fruit juices and sparkling mineral water are served as popular alternatives to sugary and fizzy drinks.

Catering staff regularly canvas students’ views on the school’s food outlets.

Nicola Wright, Catering Manager, said: “We are constantly trying out new menu and recipe ideas, based on what the students are buying and what they are telling us they want to eat.

“A lot of the ideas are based on good, old fashioned home cooking – things like roast dinner, bread pudding, and fruit cake.”

The school shows its commitment to animal welfare by using only free range eggs and free range mayonnaise. To safeguard the environment, all waste oil is sold back to the supplier for use as bio diesel.

The school works to a 21-point healthy eating plan, which includes a promise to:

  • oven cook or grill, instead of frying;
  • avoid artificial flavourings and colourings, wherever possible;
  • use semi-skimmed milk;
  • reduce fat, sugar and salt in homemade cakes and biscuits;
  • offer fresh fruit, salads and vegetables, low fat milk drinks and yogurts every day;
  • promote healthier snacks;
  • provide free drinking water;
  • stock fresh fruit juices, fruit milkshakes and mineral water ;
  • serve rice and pasta regularly;
  • offer a daily sandwich selection, with low calorie fillings;
  • sell all healthy options at a reduced cost;
  • omit salt from the cooking process.

No crisps, chocolate or fizzy drinks are sold on site, in line with Government recommendations. The number of deep-fried items, such as chips, is limited to just one a week.

Parents with questions or suggestions about any school catering issues are welcome to contact Nicola Wright on 01530 413748 x 222.

Click here to see the school's four-week rolling menu cycle.

Click here to see the Sixth Form Bistro menu.

Click here for the breakfast menu.

Click here for panini and jacket potato menu.

There is more information available for people interested in nutritional issues at www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk