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Eton End Preparatory School awards 15-year catering services contract extension to Sodexo

December 07, 2020

Independents by Sodexo has extended its long-term catering services contract with Eton End School for a further 15 years.

Building on its partnership with the Datchet based school, the contract extension will also see Sodexo invest in the complete refurbishment of the kitchen and dining room areas.

Eton End was founded in May 1936 when the school’s first Headmistress, Miss Johnston, responded to the request from Eton College Masters to start a school for their children. Today the co-educational school thrives on a friendly, caring ethos that goes hand in hand with high standards and outstanding academic success.

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 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 and we are delighted and proud to confirm the continuation of the partnership.

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.

The new contract demonstrates how Sodexo has continued to develop its services and work with its long-term clients. Sodexo’s priority remains the same - to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees and all those it serves. 

Sophie Banks, Headmistress at Eton End School 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 servery that the contract is enabling, which will enhance our children’s mealtimes and will allow us to introduce food technology classes into our curriculum.”

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