The school, situated to the west of Wigan, is part of the multi-academy trust, The Rowan Learning TrustThe partnership will run for five years and commenced on 3rd September 2018.
The caterers are introducing their Tiller & Hobs dining experience to the students and staff, offering freshly prepared, balanced and flavoursome food, bringing the high street in with their Tiller & Hobs Presents travelling concept bar, which will offer a range of cuisines from around the world.
ISS has invested £48,000 to update the dining area and introduce wallscapes and a separate external ‘pod’ servery to create relaxing, inspirational environments for the school community to enjoy, refresh and refuel in, ready for the busy afternoon ahead. They have also updated the cashless system to enhance the dining experience and speed up queuing times for students.
ISS will work with the school over the course of the contract, which is worth £350K, to introduce food education initiatives such as cooking and gardening clubs for students and life skills and career development support. A Food Ambassador will be assigned to develop the service and support the needs and interests of the school with regards to menus, food education and supporting the school community.
Philip Rimmer, Headteacher said: “Hawkley Hall is excited to be working with ISS. We want to bring healthy, varied and affordable food options to our school community, in a relaxed and comfortable dining area. The ISS offer fits our objectives and puts student needs at the heart of the dining experience.”
The food on the menus is freshly prepared each day using a selection of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. The caterers will provide breakfast, break and lunchtime offers at the school, with a wide range of meat and vegetarian options. Students can choose from traditional hot meals options, grab and go deli style sandwiches and salads and exciting street food inspired dishes.