Double school extensions for Wilson Vale

Prestfelde School in Shropshire has extended its catering contract with Wilson Vale for a further five years


Wilson Vale has been awarded two five-year contract extensions with two leading independent schools.

Prestfelde School, an independent preparatory boarding school in Shrewsbury, has retained Wilson Vale since 2009 where the independent caterers provide 290 lunches every day for pupils ranging in age from 3 to 13, as well as teaching and support staff.  The team of six also prepares breakfast and suppers for school boarders, sports teas for pupils and parents and a variety of hospitality catering at special events.

Highclare School in Birmingham has also extended its contract with Wilson Vale for another five years also. A catering team of fifteen provides lunches for 650 pupils across the independent day school’s three sites in Erdington and Sutton Coldfield.

Carolyne Vale, co-founder of Wilson Vale, said: “These latest contract extensions show the calibre of the relationships we nurture with our clients. We are immensely proud to have retained the business for so many years and all credit must go to our on-site teams and area managers whose impeccable standards, warmth and creativity continue to impact on our success.”

Simon Worthy, bursar at Prestfelde School, commented: “I have been delighted with the offering from Wilson Vale during my six years at the school.  They have been consistently lauded by pupils, parents, and staff.  The food is high quality and, with the various tastes and themes, is part of the education at Prestfelde.  Our on-site Wilson Vale team is part of the Prestfelde family and the regional and headquarters’ team wonderfully support the provision, both indirectly and frequently directly through the year.”

Dr Richard Luke, head of Highclare School, said: “Wilson Vale are superb catering partners for Highclare School, a busy independent school operating on three separate sites. Their food quality, presentation and service are second to none, and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with them over the next five years.”