Environmental Health Scores on the Doors Rating.

17th January 2019


Dear Parents/Carers

Re: Environmental Health Scores on the Doors Rating.

As you may be aware Emmanuel Community School was inspected by the Waltham Forest’s Environmental Health Team in December 2018. During the inspection they were notified of a current pest concern within the school, which unfortunately resulted in a rating of 1.

Whilst we were not pleased with this outcome, we can assure parents/carers that the concern was not as a result of poor hygiene practices within the kitchen and originated elsewhere on site. Furthermore, we want to reassure parents/carers that there is no imminent risk to health from the food prepared and served in our kitchens and that all necessary precautions are being taken by WF Catering whilst we, as a school, continue to manage the pest concern.

The kitchen is sanitised at the start of each day to an Environmental Health standard. All food is securely stored in pest-proof containers to prevent contamination.

We continue to work with a professional pest control company to eradicate the problem within our school. The company is carrying out regular visits and treatments to the site to eliminate the current pests and ensure that the premises are fully proofed to prevent any further problems.

Once this work is complete we will request a re-inspection of our kitchen premises, though as this is an independent process we are unable to confirm when this will take place.

In the meantime WF Catering Service would welcome the wider school community seeing for themselves the quality of provision at the school. The catering facilities will therefore be available for parents, carers, governors and other stakeholders to view on Monday 21st January 2019 between 8.00am and 11.00am.  Please contact the school office if you wish to take up this opportunity.

If any parents, carers, governors or other stakeholders have specific queries or wish to discuss this further they can contact Christine Cornall, Catering Operations Manager, on 07730766436.

Yours sincerely,


Peter Lewis

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