Independents by Sodexo has secured a catering and cleaning services contract from The King’s School in Worcester in the UK.

The £4.25m contract will see the foodservices firm provide services for five years.

Starting 1 September, Sodexo will offer a wide range of menu items focusing on fresh, nutritious and seasonal food as part of the contract.

The King’s School, Worcester, was founded in 1541 and currently has more than 1,400 pupils aged two to 18 years.

Independents by Sodexo managing director Jeremy Alderton said: “We are thrilled to be entering this partnership with The King’s School and are looking forward to helping create the best, safe and clean environment which will help the pupils to learn.

“We know that young people want variety in their food but are also conscious about sustainability and provenance.

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“Our highly skilled chefs will be creating a selection of dishes using sustainably sourced ingredients that will not only interest and excite the pupils, but will also power performance to help them get the most out of school.”

In addition, the food services firm will assign a team of 29 people to offer cleaning services using environmentally friendly solutions.

The King’s School bursar Helen Jackson said: “Independents by Sodexo have an impressive track record of taking an innovative approach to providing healthy school meals, and we are looking forward to working with the team to develop menus that will nourish and excite the pupils.”

Last month, Sodexo received a 15-year catering contract worth more than £100m from the Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) and Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletics (LCF&A).

In March this year Independents by Sodexo secured a five-year catering services contract worth £4m, with The King’s School in Chester.