School catering services at St Olave’s are provided by Independent Catering Limited, which has its headquarters in Sevenoaks, provide catering to around 50 schools and colleges predominantly across Kent.

Independent Catering emphasises the importance of focusing on nutritious fresh food as well as working as far as possible with local suppliers, with most ingredients and products being delivered fresh each day rather than at weekly intervals. However, the company is also conscious of ensuring that parents and pupils are offered good value and that food is provided at competitive prices. Further information about Independent Catering, the company’s philosophy and menus can be found on its website at 

The current menu is also available to download below.

School Catering - Payment

The School operates an entirely cashless operation.  All pupils are issued with personalised fobs containing an electronic purse used to pay for food at the School. Parents'/Carers' set up a sQuid account with a catering purse to operate on their son’s or daughter’s payment fob. To add funds/top-up your child's catering purse, please access the online portal. 

sQuid login

General information regarding sQuid

Information is available via the following links:

Help with sQuid

In the unlikely event that you encounter any difficulties with sQuid there are points of contact identified on their website.

  • If you experience any general difficulties with the workings a of a sQuid account please contact sQuid via:
  • If you have any specific difficulties with the operation of your individual account, the quickest and most secure method of seeking help is to send your question or problem by email direct to Customer Services (or phone their Head Office 01732 746123) who will have immediate access to try and assist you


1. Independent Catering: Feb-March 2020 Menu
2: Independent Catering - Price List 2018/19