Wilson Vale gets top marks at Nottingham school

Wilson Vale gets top marks at Nottingham school

Caterer Wilson Vale has won a school meals contract with Nethergate School in Clifton, Nottingham.

The one-year deal with the special needs school, which teaches 90 pupils with a broad range of complex learning difficulties, is worth around £65,000.

Andrew Wilson, co-founder and managing director of Wilson Vale, commented: "Our team presented to the school council and then to the board of governors under a competitive tender process, each time cooking live with other contractors. It is great that our focus on fresh, wholesome food appealed to Nethergate School, where pastoral care is central to everything."

Tracey Ydlibi, head teacher, added: "Our school provides pupils with a calm, safe and supportive learning environment in which they can thrive. We set aspirational targets, not only in academic subjects but in other areas of development such as personal, social and behavioural, which are as equally important to our pupils.

"We wanted a like-minded catering partner who would support our ethos and ensure that the school lunch-time experience is as healthy, enticing and positive as possible for our pupils."

Wilson Vale's portfolio of 26 schools represents almost one third of the business, with several of those special needs schools.

Wilson said: "We first started working within this highly specialised area in Nottinghamshire in 2004 and have grown our reputation and relationships with other schools consistently since then. Our crafted fresh food and individual approach makes a huge impact and to see the delight on the children's faces at lunchtime is very rewarding for our teams."

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