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Sodexo scoops contract extensions with two schools in Scotland

Independents by Sodexo has been awarded contract extensions with two independent Scottish-based schools, Edinburgh Academy and Strathallan School.

Following a formal tender process Sodexo has retained its 30-year partnership with Edinburgh Academy for an additional five years, delivering catering and cleaning services for the 1,200 students at nursery, junior and senior schools. Cleaning will cover the entire school facilities, including the gym, classrooms, dining rooms and corridors.

Sodexo has also retained its catering contract with Strathallan School, a co-ed boarding and day school for more than 550 pupils aged 5 to 18, located in Perth, for a further seven years.

Future plans for both contracts include the renovation of the schools’ respective dining areas, to improve students’ experience and modernise the dining rooms.

The dining room at Edinburgh Academy Junior school has been transformed and named ‘The Arboretum’, ready for the start of the new academic year with the refurbishment of the senior school dining room planned for later in the year.

Independents by Sodexo will introduce its new exciting food offer providing healthy, delicious, sustainable meal options which have been specifically designed by Sodexo’s experienced chefs, as a way to enhance shared dining experiences and bring the school community together. The culinary teams will serve tasty dishes from its new destination counters: Market Fresh, Kitchen Favourites and World Tour.

To continue raising awareness around food and cooking, Sodexo will continue to provide students with nutritional know-how from its skilled chefs, through its ‘Chefs in the Classroom’ programme, linking health and wellbeing to the school curriculum.

Steve Hawkins, Managing Director, Schools, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “We’re thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership further with Edinburgh Academy and Strathallan School and to continue to support both schools in providing nutritious healthy experiences.
“With the students back to school this month, the local teams are really looking froward in showcasing the new offers, initiatives, and working with the schools on transforming their dining spaces.”

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