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It all starts with enjoyment
Chartwells Inependent

What we do starts and ends with enjoyment - Cooking great tasting, healthy food that our pupils look forward to eating, with a catering team who love what they do.

We were the first company to provide catering and housekeeping services to independent schools. After more than 50 years we still live by the principles that have made us who we are today:

Great food - Cooked from scratch, tasty, nutritious and made from ingredients we are proud of.

Community - Our catering and housekeeping teams are part of both their school family and the Chartwells Independent family - supported with training, food events and friendly expert advisors.

Innovation - New ideas are born every week from Food Festivals to Food Super Heroes. Check out our Twitter feed to see what we are up to today @ChartwellsInd

Supporting our Schools - We love the challenge of reflecting the variety and individuality of each of our schools through our food and service. This happens every day in the dining hall, as well as through parents events, end of year celebrations, fundraising dinners and more.

We work with senior schools, prep schools, boarding schools, girls' schools, boys' schools, sporty schools, 6th form schools, rural schools, and urban schools. The one thing our schools all share is independent status and an independent attitude - wanting great food and great service for pupils, parents, staff and visitors.

This is what we enjoy doing every day. To get to know us better, please call, email, or find us on Twitter @ChartwellsInd.


Age 4
Everything is new

What a wonderful age this is. There's so much to explore and discover. We see new pupils coming
to school for the first time - so proud, nervous and
excited, all at the same time. They have to get used
to a completely new routine, and learn what's expected of them.

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Age 8
Discovering the person inside

It's a big change. Instead of being one of the largest, you're suddenly the smallest again. But it's such an exciting time too, as pupils start to find out what
they particularly like and make new friends.
Growth spurts can come along pretty quickly too.

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Age 11
Energy to play and perform

It's great when teachers tell us how good,
enjoyable food helps pupils to concentrate,
pay attention and study for exams.

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Age 17
Standing on the edge

The exams are over. The grades are secured.
University places or adventurous gap years are just
weeks away. We share your sense of pride when we see how pupils have grown into confident, rounded individuals, standing on the edge of being ready to make their own way in the world.

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