Grammar blames illness for poor hygiene rating

Caistor Grammar School EMN-150120-141100001
Caistor Grammar School EMN-150120-141100001

One of the best grammar schools in the country has fared badly in a council food hygiene inspection.

West Lindsey District Council has awarded Caistor Grammar School just 1 star out of 5, meaning ‘major improvement necessary.’

The Scores on the Doors website reports Food Hygiene and Safety was ‘Fair’, Structural Compliance was ‘Fair’ and inspectors had ‘Little’ Confidence in Management.

School headmaster Roger Hale said the school was “disappointed” with the results of the December 2 inspection, which followed “a period of staff sickness which resulted in an administrative oversight of an aspect of the paperwork.”

“However, all Health and Safety rules have been strictly adhered to. We have made it a priority to address all issues or recommendations in the inspection report, and we will be requesting a revisit at the earliest opportunity,” he said.

Caistor Grammar School has had a rating of 5 throughout the last decade and Mr Hale said it has reviewed its systems to prevent a repeat of the 1-star rating.

“We would like to reassure all students and their parents that we continue to serve quality food and maintain excellent food hygiene,” he said.

Other recent ratings: Butchers Arms, North Kelsey (5); Cafe Amore, Caenby Corner (1); Wills Diner, Welton (4); Savages, Caistor (5) and Lincs Co-op, Market Rasen (5).