St Mary’s & St John’s CE School

SMSJ is a growing school which in recent years has developed from a primary school to a school over 3 sites, teaching from infants through to sixth form. We are based in North West London.

The School has been a long term client of Educo. Initially we engaged with Educo when we wanted to come away from a borough wide catering provider. We have subsequently used Educo to assist us with our school cleaning arrangements as well.

Educo provided bespoke specifications for both the catering and cleaning services and they managed the OJEU compliant tender processes for us. Thereafter Educo has assisted with the contract management to insure that the respective contractors have delivered the service that was promised. We receive regular Management Information, meetings and shared best practice to help the ongoing development of the services.

Following a contract extension and the opening of our new enlarged site, Educo managed the OJEU compliant re-tender for both catering and cleaning services.

The catering is now provided to Soil Association Gold Food for Life standards in the primary school and Silver Food for Life in both middle, senior and sixth form schools. The schools share in the profits from the catering service.

The Educo Catering and Cleaning Agreements protect the school’s legal and commercial position and the on-going support that Educo provide is invaluable to the maintenance of standards and on-going development. We value the on-going and regular audits of standards that Educo provide by way of managing the service.