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At Ivanhoe we use a biometric cashless dining room system. This is a technology that has been used successfully by many schools and at Ivanhoe since June 2016. We have researched a number of different service providers, and are delighted to have invested in our new Biostore FasTrak system which we believe will improve the services we are able to offer students and staff significantly, with benefits including:


  • Reduction in queuing time for dining room purchases for our students
  • Reduction in administration time and cost dealing with lost or forgotten cards for both students and staff
  • Improved security for student balances
  • Interface with Wisepay in exactly the same way our current system does
  • Future options to extend use of the system to help students with other areas of school such as print solutions, library records and so on


Ivanhoe will comply at all times with the Data Protection Act and with the guidance given by the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding the use of biometric data. Fingerprint images are not be stored by the system but instead, a set of measured finger coordinates are translated into a string of numbers and encrypted. The encryption method used by the system is a high level, industry standard method. The data held cannot be used to recreate a fingerprint image, nor could it be used in a forensic investigation.

If there are any concerns regarding this system, in particular regarding use of biometrics, you can download the Biostore FAQ's below which has details of commonly asked questions and answers to provide more information. If you would like more information or the chance to discuss this further, please feel free to contact Karen Westwood, Assistant Business Manager in the first instance – k.westwood@ivanhoe.co.uk.

Click here to Download the biometric FAQ's


Ashby School Options information for Year 9 Students

December 2021 Dear Year 9 student and parents, We are so looking forward to welcoming you to Ashby School in August 2022 to complete your Key Stage 4 studies. As you know, you are able to choose some of the subjects you wish to study so, to help you make these choices, we are runn...

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Christmas Concert 2021

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Christmas Card Design Winners 2021


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Student Voice News

This half term, our student leadership team have been working fantastically hard. They have met with Mr Bellmore to work through the anti-bullying policy, where they provided some brilliant feedback moving forward. We have now created an Anti-Bullying action group who will meet with Mr Bellmore regu...

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Design Competition Finalist

A huge congratulations to former Ivanhoe College student, Megan Harris, who has made it through as a regional finalist for the Royal Mail’s –Heroes’ Stamp Design Competition 2021. Megan is one of only 120 young people to reach this stage of the competition, from a staggering 606,049 entr...

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