Independents by Sodexo has won a five-year contract to manage catering and cleaning services at the King’s School, Worcester, in a deal valued at £4.25m.
Founded in 1541, the network of three independent schools currently caters to 1,400 male and female students ranging in age from two to 18 years old.
Jeremy Alderton, managing director for Independents by Sodexo, said: “We are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with the King’s School and are looking forward to helping create the best, safe and clean environment which will help the pupils to learn.
“We know that young people want variety in their food but are also conscious about sustainability and provenance. Our highly skilled chefs will be creating a selection of dishes using sustainably sourced ingredients that will not only interest and excite the pupils, but will also power performance to help them get the most out of school.”
Helen Jackson, bursar at the King’s School, said: “We were really impressed with the way the Independents by Sodexo team engaged with us throughout the tender process. They took the time to understand the ethos of the school and what we are looking for from our catering and cleaning services.
“Independents by Sodexo have an impressive track record of taking an innovative approach to providing healthy school meals, and we are looking forward to working with the team to develop menus that will nourish and excite the pupils.”