Woodridge Primary School

We are a one form entry Community Primary School with two thirds of our pupils coming from minority ethnic backgrounds – so our menu needs to cater to many tastes.

Some 10 years ago we decided to take our meal provision to a commercial caterer but needed a professional to advise us. Educo established our needs, created a bespoke Catering Specification that was used as the basis for an OJEU compliant tender. They funded all the costs of the tender which resulted in a catering partner that took our meal service from mediocre to excellent complying with our needs and within the boundary of a nil cost contract. Educo ensured ongoing management and control, reporting on the service regularly ensuring best practice was developed with the service also being regularly audited to ensure compliance with all food safety, hygiene and nutritional guidelines.

The regular promotions and changing menus have enhanced the service and encouraged more pupil uptake of meals

Educo have helped and managed our meals service and contract matters which allows us to focus on learning and the children, we are delighted to recommend Educo and will continue to work with them for many years to come.

Val Phillips
Head teacher
September 2015