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FRESH INGREDIENTS • FRESH FOOD

INDEPENDENT CATERING • SERVING QUALITY SCHOOL MEALS IN SOUTH EAST ENGLAND SINCE 1996

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About

The lack of quality in school food has been highlighted in recent years but we have always served fresh food since we started the business 26 years ago

ANDREW SAUNDERS

For 26 years Independent Catering has been at the forefront of providing fresh and fabulous food to schools.

In 1996 Andrew Saunders founded the company with a vision of creating a service based on great food using locally sourced ingredients and suppliers. The company still led by Andrew, with a team of passionate skilled chefs, now provides a service to over 70 schools in Kent, Surrey and Sussex cooking tens of thousands of meals a day!

We are proud of our environmental and sustainable approach to our menus and food standards which underpins our commitment to fresh, seasonal and locally grown produce. Our commitment to using the best food that Kent, Sussex and the UK can offer lies at the heart of our approach and always has done!

Our core values ensure pupils and school staff receive healthy and innovative menus, served with a smile by our wonderful dedicated team of catering staff.

Our approach is simple! Great food prepared on site delivering fantastic value for money for parents.

The long term partnerships we have with our schools are testimony to our food and service ethos.

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Pay Online

Welcome to the Independent Catering’s school meals online payment website. You can make payments for your child’s school meals using your debit card for free or credit card for a small charge.

Please register with SQuid by clicking on your son/daughters School, having received your 16 DIGIT REGISTRATION and 3 DIGIT CVV CODE.

If you do not have your son/daughters REGISTRATION number please email us at info@independentcatering.co.uk stating your son/daughters School Name/Class/Year.

Once you have registered with Squid you can continue to make further payments throughout the school term, also view credit balance and see items purchased.

Top Tip: When you register, use your child’s name as the user name.
This makes it much easier if you have two children at school.

USING SQUID – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I SET UP MY SQUID ACCOUNT?2022-03-13T04:31:21+00:00

If you only have one child at a squid school you can use your (parents) details for both setting up the account information such as name, user name and passwords and your preferred user name. However if you have more than one child and are setting up multiple squid accounts you can use your name, address, email and passwords as above but the user name must be different for each account. As a suggestion you could chose your child’s name as the user name as a method to help you identify which account you are signing into but repeat all the other information in an attempt to have less to remember.

IF MY CHILD MOVED FROM ONE SQUID SCHOOL TO A DIFFERENT SQUID SCHOOL DOES THEIR SQUID ACCOUNT TRAVEL WITH THEM?2022-03-13T04:30:44+00:00

No. Currently you will have to register your child at the new school with a new squid 16 digit registration number and 3 digit CVV code which we can provide to you. You will need to contact us at Head office on 01732 746123 or info@independentcatering.co.uk and we will transfer any balance for you.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY THE TOP UP TO THE ACCOUNT AT MY CHILD’S SCHOOL?2022-03-13T04:29:13+00:00

Credit Card and Debit Card Top Up’s are applied in approximately 15 minutes. Bank Transfers take up to three banking days to show on the account.

DO I GET EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF EACH TOP UP?2022-03-13T04:29:45+00:00

Yes, if you pay by credit card.

IS THERE A CHARGE FOR ME TO USE SQUID?2022-03-13T04:29:50+00:00

No if you use a Debit Card or Bank Transfer (bank transfers can take up to three days to show on the account).

IF I HAVE SET UP A SQUID ACCOUNT FOR EACH OF MY CHILDREN DO I HAVE TO SIGN INTO EACH ACCOUNT TO TOP UP THE BALANCE FOR EACH CHILD?2022-03-13T04:24:42+00:00

No. You can log in to one of the squid accounts (remember which one you are in) and top up the balance. Then select the friends & family option and type in the purse number for your other child (this is not the 16 digit registration number – it is a longer purse number allocated to each registered account) and top up the balance for that account and repeat this for each account you want to add funds to.

IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT A SCHOOL USING SQUID DO I NEED TO REGISTER ALL CHILDREN OR JUST ONE?2022-03-13T04:23:57+00:00

Yes. Currently you will need to register each child even if they are in the same school. i.e. if you have three children all at schools who have squid as the online payment option you will have three letters informing you of three different registration numbers and you must set up all three squid accounts. (SEE ALSO QUESTION BELOW ABOUT PAYING WITH SQUID). Squid are currently working on a program to change this but it is not available yet.

HOW DO I GET A REFUND IF MY CHILD LEAVES OR MOVES SCHOOL?2022-03-11T17:23:53+00:00

Refunds are administered by Squid directly and not Independent Catering. For a full refund please log into your squid account in the usual way by clicking on your school from the list opposite (please remember to be logged into the squid account that you want a refund for just in case you have more than one account). Click on the Contact Us link in the squid website to reveal an email message box and request a full refund and closure of the account.

GALLERY

To REGISTER FOR PAYMENTS, CHECK BALANCES or TOP UP at the following schools, please click on your child’s school below

Archbishop Tenison’s School
Balfour Junior School
Barton Court Grammar School
Bedonwell Primary School
Beths Grammar School
Borden Grammar School
Brent Primary School
Brockhill Park Performing Arts College
Burntoak Primary School
Charles Darwin School
Charles Dickens School
Chilton Primary School
Chislehurst School for Girls
Coombe Boys School
Coombe Girls School
Darrick Wood School
Dartford Bridge Primary School
Dartford Grammar School
Dartford Science and Technical College
Dover Christchurch Academy
Dover Grammar School for Girls
Dulverton Primary School
Fairford Academy Barnehurst
Folkestone Academy
Folkestone Primary School
Folkestone School for Girls (The)
Fort Pit Grammar School
Glebe School
Godinton Primary School
Gravel Hill Primary School
Greenacre School
Greenlands Primary School
Green Lane Primary School
Hartsdown Academy
Headcorn Primary School
Hextable Primary School
Hillview School for Girls
Holy Trinity Primary School
Horsted Primary School
Judd School (The)
Kensington Avenue Primary School
Knole Academy (The)
Knollmead Primary
Langton Green Primary School
Manor Community Primary School
Martello Primary School
Morehall Primary School
Norbury High School for Girls
Oakwood Park Grammar (Maidstone)
Oakwood School (Horley)
Otford Primary School
Pelham Primary School
Phoenix Junior School
Priory School (The) Dorking
Ramsgate Arts Primary School
Repton Manor Primary School
Robert Napier School
Robertsbridge Community College
Robin Hood Primary School
Roseacre Junior School
Skinners’ School (The)
Southborough Primary School
St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School
St Augustine Academy
St John’s C.E Primary School
St Matthew’s High Brooms C of E Primary School
Swingate Primary School
Thomas Aveling School (The)
Towers School (The)
Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar School
Turner Free School
Uplands Primary School
Upton Junior School
Warren Road Primary School

Contact us

For a catering service with a truly fresh approach and to find out how our service could work for your school call us, email us or use the contact form

Address
Independent Catering Management Limited
125a St. Johns Hill
Sevenoaks
Kent TN13 3PE

Telephone
01732 746123

Email
info@independentcatering.co.uk

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