10,000th school meal served at brand new Warwickshire school

Midlands-based school caterers, Educaterers, have served their 10,000th meal at a brand new ‘state of the art’ school in North Warwickshire.

Pupils at Water Orton Primary School celebrated the occasion with Educaterers catering staff, with one lucky pupil, Kayleigh, receiving a £10 gift card from Operations Supervisor, Angie Goldney, and Catering Supervisor, Hilary Cooper, for helping them to reach the landmark number of meals served (see photo).

The new ‘state of the art’ school building opened in September, with Educaterers winning the contract to offer meals to over 300 pupils at the school from their brand new kitchen.

The new school, which has been built with £3.5million funding from HS2, has moved across the village green from its previous location in Victorian school buildings in Attleboro Lane to its new building in Plank Lane, as the original site was due to be affected by the high-speed train line.

The school build was completed on schedule and in less than 12 months. Its open plan layout has the latest acoustic design and technology including solar powered roof vents, underfloor heating and a new ‘drive in, drop off’ car park.

It also includes ‘Evergreen’, a resource facility funded by Warwickshire County Council especially for children with Autistic Spectrum, communication and interaction difficulties who may not have been able to attend mainstream education previously.

The official opening ceremony for the new school site in November included a street party along the new school’s two main ‘streets’, which were festooned with bunting, and a cake especially made for the occasion by Educaterers (see photo).

Terry Tredget, Director of Educaterers, said: “I’m very proud that we’ve got to this landmark of serving over 10,000 meals at Water Orton Primary’s brand new school, providing healthy, nutritious options every school day.

“It is a fabulous modern school building and, having visited the site as it was being built, it was fantastic for us to be able to grow our business and provide meals to the pupils from the very first day it opened.

“I know our catering staff are enjoying working in the brand new kitchen facilities and being part of this new chapter in the life of Water Orton Primary School. We look forward to developing our service as the school grows.”