A Fresh Approach to School Catering

Our Company

Alliance in Partnership was established in 1998 and today serves more than 75,000 freshly cooked, nutritious and locally sourced meals a day in 400 primary, middle and secondary schools as well as colleges throughout the UK.

We offer great tasting school food that doesn’t just meet nutritional standards but far exceeds it. We create innovative solutions including investment where appropriate, for clients, regardless of their circumstances.

Most importantly we’re committed to working in partnership with schools in an open and friendly style and as our area managers only look after a handful of schools, you know that you will always get a personal service.

AiP is the perfect choice if you are looking for a professional school meal provider that cares about delivering quality food made by caring people.

Our Food

Good food is at the heart of everything at AiP. We’re proud of the food we serve, developed by our team of chefs and delivered by our dedicated managers and their in-house teams.

From healthy mid-morning snacks, to hearty traditional cooked lunches, grab and go to street food inspired dishes, AiP’s menus are always exciting, creative and reflect current trends in the high street. Years of experience means we understand that no two schools are the same, so we work carefully with schools to develop a bespoke offering that meets individual requirements and that the students will love to eat!

And as the responsible procurement of fresh, wholesome food is critical to our business, we only work with a handful of trusted suppliers. Sustainability is key too and where possible we use locally sourced British food.

Our accreditations

AIP is proud to hold the Soil Association Gold Food for Life mark along with many other accreditations. Gold Food for Life status means that parents are assured that only high-quality meals using fresh, locally sourced and organic ingredients, are cooked in our own kitchens every day. With allergens and intolerances on the increase, we also have our own nutritionist who works with parents to devise menus for children with special dietary needs.

Our Brands


Food Smart is our Primary School brand incorporating food characters to liven up the dining experience whilst underpinning our fresh food approach. Food Smart creates a dining area with bright vibrant colours to help appeal to primary school children.


Feed Me is our secondary school branding incorporating a variety of colourways to enhance the dining space. We look to work with our clients and customers in finalising the colourway giving a real wow factor to the students and staff in the dining space.

6th Form

The Forum is our 6th form brand and gives a clear definition between secondary and 6th form and one that is reflected in the offer as well as visually.