Independents by Sodexo has extended its long-term catering services contract with Eton End School in Berkshire for another 15 years.
Sodexo will use the extension to build on its partnership with the preparatory school in Datchet by investing in a complete refurbishment of the kitchen and dining room areas.
Eton End was founded in May 1936 when the school’s first headteacher responded to a request from Eton College Masters to start a school for their children.
The catering team will offer a wide range of dishes with a focus on fresh, nutritious and seasonal food, sourcing and promoting the use of sustainably grown or raised products wherever possible.
Jeremy Alderton, managing director of independent and private schools at Sodexo, said: “The 15-year extension of our contract with Eton End School reflects the long-standing relationship we have with the school.
“We remain committed to providing Eton End with a superior catering operation, alongside significant investment that will greatly improve the kitchen facilities and pupil dining experience.”
Headteacher Sophie Banks said: “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Sodexo and our commitment to a long-term contract speaks volumes of our satisfaction with the company. We are also very excited about the redevelopment of our kitchen, dining room and server that the contract is enabling, which will enhance our children’s mealtimes and will allow us to introduce food technology classes into our curriculum.”