Tonbridge Grammar School 5-Star Food Rating

Tonbridge Grammar School was delighted to receive confirmation of its 5-star rating by the Food Hygiene Inspectorate.

A food safety officer inspected the School to check that it met the requirements of food hygiene law.


At the inspection, the officer checked:

  • How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • How the School manages what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future

Each of these three elements is essential for making sure that food hygiene standards meet requirements and the food served or sold to staff and students is safe to eat.

The hygiene standards found at the time of inspection are then rated on a scale. At the bottom of the scale is ‘0’ – this means urgent improvement is required. At the top of the scale is ‘5’ – this means the hygiene standards are very good. To get the top rating of ‘5’, businesses must do well in all three elements.

At a recent Food Forum held with students from Years 7 – 10, there was universally positive feedback about the new menu which Chartwell introduced during Term 5, which includes Meat Free Mondays and themed country days linked to specific days of the week.