Top marks for schools and cafes in food hygiene ratings

SEVERAL schools and cafes are celebrating after receiving high scores in the latest round of Calderdale Council’s food hygiene ratings.

Burnley Road Academy, Mytholmroyd, achieved a five star rating.

It was a return to the top score for the academy after dropping to four stars last time round.

Headteacher Pam Saville said she was delighted.

“We are very pleased to get five stars,” she said.

“The cooks are delighted about it because they were quite upset when they lost one of the stars last year over something and nothing.

“But it’s now been put right.”

Staff at Midgley School are celebrating after scoring top marks.

There was also a five star rating for the Guest House, Blackshaw Head.

Exchange Coffee Company in Todmorden Market Hall continued to increase its rating by notching four stars.

Manager Adam Wolstenholme said: “We’re very pleased with that.

“It could have been better but we did better than last year.

“We’re going in the right direction and we will be aiming for five stars next time.”

There was also a four star rating for Todmorden High School.

Catering manager Tony Mulgrew said: “It’s a lot of hard work for the catering staff to keep up to a high standard in such an old building. We are happy with the result and hope to improve on that.”