William Brookes School
William Brookes School have worked in partnership with Academy since September 2010 to provide catering facilities for our students and staff, and for external events.
Their work providing catering for our students has made a significant difference to our meals service. We’ve seen an increase in take up of school meals and feedback from students, parents and staff has always been very positive. William Brookes also operate a Community Theatre called The Edge, and Academy have provided facilities for audience members that have always been to a very high standard.
The onsite staff are very much part of the William Brookes team and consistently go above and beyond to support the needs of the school.
Communication has always been to a very high standard and underpins our effective partnership working, I have regular meetings with the onsite Catering Manager to discuss day to day school issues and at least termly meetings with the divisional management team, this significantly increased, and became an invaluable resource, during the lockdown period due to Covid and subsequent return to school from September 2020.
Services have always been extremely consistent and mirror our own school ethos of continuous improvement. They have provided a nutritionist to run theme days at the school promoting healthy eating and frequently trial a range of new initiatives, such as promoting food from different countries (and in different languages!) during Modern Languages week, all of which help maintain the students interest in the food being provided. I would have no hesitation in recommending Academy to any school looking to improve their catering resource.
Mr Bainbridge, Director of School Business