Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Housekeeping Team is gleaming with success and are celebrating their November achievement as they collected a national award in recognition of the excellent standard of cleaning provided at the school. The team achieved the highest standing within the programme at the GOLD Award and became the first stand-alone Prep School in the UK to achieve the Award within the programme.

Set in 47 acres of parkland in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the East Sussex/Kent border, Vinehall School nurtures and educates boys and girls aged 2 to 13. The Housekeeping team is responsible for ensuring the insides of the array of buildings is kept clean to the desired standards and the supporting administrative needs are in place for the protection and due diligence to all.

The Headmaster Richard Follett praised the Housekeeping team and Management for their achievement. He said ‘we are so proud of their achievement at not only achieving GOLD but also being the first Prep School in the UK to achieve this standing. They provide a vital role within the School and the dependence on their ability to deliver cannot be understated’.

An assessor from the Continuous Advancement Programme (CAP) visited the School unannounced in November to audit the service being delivered by the team and in turn being experienced by the pupils. This involved assessing the works across the School from the boarding facilities through to Pre-Prep and from the Library to the classrooms and onto the Sports Hall and theatre.

CAP inspector, Ian Jackson said “the Housekeeping team clearly have real pride in their performance. They participated in the assessment of their own areas and were pleased to be able to show them off. An absolute credit to the School”.