We know that if our students eat well they are better able to learn. To that end fizzy drinks are not allowed in the academy. Our catering is provided by Aspens Services, a contract catering company specialising in school meals. Aspens is a Midlands based company that has grown over the past 5 years from a single contract to one with over a hundred different schools. Aspens has provided catering services onsite for over four years.
Each day we provide two choices of homemade traditional meals – one protein and one vegetarian, served with a carbohydrate and vegetables. Alongside this we offer the following options
- Homemade sandwiches, baguettes, rolls, wraps and bloomers
- Freshly made healthy options – salad pots, fruit pots and yoghurt pots
- Homemade desserts
- Homemade tray bakes, biscuits and cakes
All our menus meet the Government’s food and nutritional standards. We use a specialist software package called ‘Nutmeg’ to measure the nutritional value of all of our recipes and make adjustments where required.
We run a number of themed days and promotional days throughout the year. These offer great value for money, give students the chance to try new foods and bring fun and variety to the menu.
We also work with the Academy to link in with the curriculum, bringing to life some of the topics learnt in the classroom.
You can find out more information on Aspens' approach to Healthy Eating at ARK Kings by visiting their website.
Aspens operates a cashless payment system. Each student has their own account, which they top up with cash which can be used in the canteen. This means students can be served more quickly and do not have to carry cash on a daily basis.
For more information on healthy eating for children and help to make the small changes that add up to a happier, healthier future for you and your family, please click on the links below: