Independents by Sodexo has been awarded a five-year contract to manage the catering and cleaning services at The King’s School, Worcester.

The King’s School, Worcester, was founded in 1541 and currently has more than 1,400 pupils aged two to 18. 

The new £4.25m contract will see Independents by Sodexo introduce a wide range of dishes with a focus on fresh, nutritious and seasonal food from 1 September 2019.

A 29-strong cleaning services team will use market-leading, environmentally friendly and innovative cleaning solutions around the schedule of The King’s School.

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.

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