Oundle School has retained its 5* Food Hygiene rating with no advisories following a recent inspection by the Environment Health Officer (EHO). The inspection, carried out in accordance with the Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, focussed on three key criteria including: food hygiene and safety, premises and environment and safety management.

This official recognition of the School’s continuing high food hygiene standards is testament to the hard work of the entire catering team – no small feat with 11 kitchens to run that serve approximately 37,675 plates of food a week to our pupils!

Amy Raffray, Catering Pupil Engagement Manager, said, “I am really proud that work across the catering team has been recognised to be of the highest standard by the EHO. We work really hard to ensure due diligence and compliance and the inspector complemented us on our approach and the efforts made to ensure food safety at the School’.

This achievement comes at a particularly busy time of year for the team who have provided 1,587 Christmas lunches to pupils and staff as well as preparing a vast range of Christmas treats including 400 Christmas tree cookies, 772 mince pies, 14 large homemade Christmas cakes, 200 mini-Christmas cakes and 400 mini chocolate Christmas puddings for a range of festive events.