A SPECIALIST school near Morpeth is top of the class when it comes to hygiene standards.
Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia has achieved the maximum five star rating in the national food hygiene initiative Scores on the Doors.
The rating was given following routine inspections of the kitchens.
The school has gained national prominence for exploring the impact of nutrition on pupils’ learning and behaviour and for several years the catering team has been using wheat-free products and monitoring the use of food with additives and preservatives.
Headteacher Carol Hodgson said: “We are delighted to have gained the excellent rating under this national scheme.
“Praise must go to the kitchen staff who are very vigilant when it comes to hygiene standards as they know how important this is when providing meals for children.
“I know they will strive to maintain this high standard and the five star rating in the future.”
Head of Public Protection at Northumberland County Council Victoria Barrington said: “Nunnykirk School is clearly committed to producing high quality food in a clean, safe environment.
“The Scores on the Doors rating system is designed to apply to any organisation or business producing food and this includes schools, of which Nunnykirk, with its five star rating, is an excellent example.”