Schools miss the grades

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A restaurant and butchery at Preston College have been given one out of five ratings by food safety and hygiene inspectors.

Preston Council said major improvement was necessary at Vincent’s Restaurant and the butchers after visiting them on November 29 last year.

Fishwick Primary School, Preston

Fishwick Primary School, Preston

Environmental Health teams inspected 81 nurseries, schools and colleges in the city in 2012.

They only gave two stars to St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Fishwick Primary School, and Guild Childcare Community Foundation.

Five premises were awarded three stars, 18 notched four stars, and 53 attained the top five out of five rating.

The inspections, carried out by the council on behalf of the Food Standards Agency, are based on three things – food preparation and storage, the state of the building the food is prepared in, and how those processes are managed by 

St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Preston

St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Preston

Inspectors rated Vincent’s Restaurant and the butchery ‘good’ for food hygiene and safety and structural compliance.

But they said they had ‘little’ confidence in their management, which means a “varying record of compliance”, “poor appreciation of hazards and control measures” and “no food safety management system”.

Five other food premises inspected at the college received four stars.

A college spokesman said: “With regard to Vincent’s and the on-site butchers, we were not aware that the grade had been changed following our recent review.

“Had we been aware of this we would have implemented the changes sooner and appealed the grade.

“We are in dispute with the Environmental Health Office as we are now out of time to 

“However, we are confident that all necessary documentation will be in place before our scheduled revisit.”

Inspectors visited Guild Childcare, a non-profit charity pre-school based at Ingol 
Primary School, on March 5. They said food hygiene and safety and structural compliance were ‘poor’, while there was ‘some’ confidence in management.

Wendy Keleghan, who took over as manager in September, said: “Over the summer we’ve totally cleared out and revamped the setting.

“All the staff are going on food hygiene courses booked with Lancashire County Council.

“The preparation of food is very minimal as we only do snacks and the school provides food now from school dinners at lunch.”

St Augustine’s, which was inspected on June 25, and Fishwick Primary School, which was inspected on July 6, were both told their food hygiene and safety was ‘very good’, and confidence in management was ‘good’.

But inspectors said their structural compliance, which can include cleanliness, layout, condition of structure, 
lighting, ventilation and facilities, was ‘poor’.

Roger Eakhurst, assistant director at Lancashire County Commercial Group, which supplies catering services to the schools and 68 others in Preston, said it regularly audited all of its kitchens.

He said: “It is important to note that both schools involved here were judged to have very good food hygiene and safety standards and areas for improvement related to structural issues.

“St Augustine’s suffered a boiler failure on the day of the inspection, which led to a lack of hot water, given as the reason for awarding a two star rating.

“We arranged for the boiler to be repaired immediately after the inspection. Other structural issues, such as extractor fans, have also been addressed.

“Similarly, as with our own audit, Fishwick Primary’s inspection identified structural concerns, rather than concerns relating to food hygiene and safety.

“We have arranged to re-audit both schools in the near future.”

St Augustine’s headteacher Angela Pye said: “I have complete confidence in our kitchen staff and the food we serve.

“We took this inspection very seriously but feel we were the victim of circumstances, particularly in the boiler failure.

“The inspection noted that we have very good standards of food hygiene and safety and we immediately addressed the structural issues raised by the report.”

Fishwick Primary said it had not received notice of its result until December and was still awaiting the report.

Headteacher Heather Watts said: “I’d like to stress that the inspector found standards of food hygiene and safety were very good.

“We have really committed catering staff who work hard to give our pupils healthy and nutritious meals.”

One star:

Preston College - Butchery, St Vincent’s Road

Preston College - Vincent’s Restaurant, St Vincent’s Road Preston

Two stars:

Fishwick Primary School, Downing Street

Guild Childcare Community Foundation, Ingol Community Primary School,

Whitby Avenue

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, St Austin’s Place

Three stars:

Lea Community Primary School, Greavestown Lane

Little Achievers Day Nursery, Chatburn Road

Lollipops Nursery, The Willows, Mayfield Avenue

Pool House Breakfast Club, Pool House Community Primary School, Kidsgrove

Pool House Under 5’s Nursery, Pool House Community Primary School, Kidsgrove

Four stars:

Acorns Primary School, Moor Park, Blackpool Road

Brockholes Wood Community Primary School, Brant Road

Brockholes Wood First Foundations, Brant Road

Broughton Business & Enterprise College, Woodplumpton Lane

Childsplay Day Nursery, Catherine Becketts Annex, Deepdale Road

Fulwood Islamic Nursery, Garstang Road

K.O.G.S., Grimsargh St Michael’s Nursery, St Michael’s CE Primary

School, Preston Road

Ingol Community Primary School, Whitby Avenue

St Michael’s CE Primary School, Preston Road

Oliversons CE Primary School, Goosnargh Lane

Preston College - Pasta King

Preston College - Snack Attack

Preston College - The Balcony

Preston College - The Food Court

Preston College - Training Kitchens

The Learning Tree Childcare Centre, Preston College Campus, St Vincent’s Road

The Rainbow Nursery, Watling Street Road

Woodlands Nursery, Ribbleton Avenue

Five stars:

Ashton Primary School - Kitchen, Ainsdale Drive

Ashton Community Science College (Ribbleton Campus), Ribbleton Hall Drive

Ashton Pre-School, Tulketh Road

Brookfield Community Primary School, Watling Street Road

Broughton CE Primary School, Church Lane

Busy Bears Day Nursery, Manor House Lane

Busy Bees, Ashton House, Pedders Lane

Carey Childcare Centre, Carey Baptist Centre, Pole Street

Christ the King Catholic Maths and Computing College Kitchen, The Esplanade

Daisy Chain Day Nursery, Tag Lane

Deepdale Junior School, St Stephen’s Road

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Sizer Street

First Steps Nursery, Fulwood Lodge, Longsands Lane

Frenchwood Community Primary School, Frenchwood Knoll

Fulwood & Cadley County Primary School, Cadley Causeway

Fulwood Academy, Black Bull Lane

Grange Primary School, Grange Avenue

Greenfield Nursing Home, Tag Lane

Grimsargh St Michael’s School, St Michaels CE Primary School, Preston Road

Harris Primary School, Wychnor

Highfield Priory School, Fulwood Row

Highgate House Nursery, Highgate Avenue

Hillcrest Nursery School, Black Bull Lane

Holme Slack Community Primary School, Manor House Lane, Preston

Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Whitby Avenue

Kennington County Primary School, Kennington Road, Preston

Ladywell Nursery, Fernyhalgh Lane, Preston

Lea St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Darkinson Lane

Little Rascals, Lancashire Way off Bluebell Way

Little Stars Day Nursery, Woodplumpton Road

Moor Park Business & Enterprise School, St Thomas Road

Moorbrook Special School, Ainslie Road

Newlands Nursery School, Singleton Farm, Tower Lane

Our Lady & St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, Lightfoot Lane

Pre-School Centre, Leighton Building, Leighton Street

Pool House Community Primary School, Kidsgrove

Shining Stars Nursery, Avenham Road

Small Wonders Nursery, Arkwright Mill, Hawkins Street

Small Wonders Too, Atholl Street

Smart Kids Pre-School, Bhailok Square

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Horns Lane

St Mary & St Andrew Catholic Primary School, Station Lane

St Matthew’s CE School, New Hall Lane

St Peter’s CE Primary School, Meadowfield

St Pius X Preparatory School, Garstang Road

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Downing Street

The Atrium, Students Union Building, Fylde Road

Tic Tots Nursery, Preston West Children’s Centre, Ainsdale Drive

Tic Tots Ltd, West Strand

Whitechapel CE Primary School, Church Lane

Willows Nursery, Sharoe Green Lane

Withy Trees Day Care Centre, Brackenbury Road

Wonderland Day Nursery, Waterloo Road

Woodplumpton St Anne’s CE Primary School, Woodplumpton Road