BOLTON schools, colleges and nurseries got top marks from inspectors with 76 per cent gaining the maximum food hygiene rating.

All except two educational establishments and child care centres in Bolton have a rating of three or above, with more than 95 per cent found to be good or very good.

According to the Food Standards Agency website on April 9, there are 131 schools, colleges and universities serving food in the borough while 103 nurseries, play groups and day care centres come under the hospitals, childcare and caring premises category.

Farnworth nursery Super Stars consistently received ratings of five until the day of its most recent inspection when it did not have hot running water.

The nursery in Longcauseway that opened 14 years ago was inspected on July 11, 2018.

Clair Beswick, business manager at the nursery, said that the boiler was broken on the day of the inspection and the problem was fixed the following day.

She said: “It was very unfortunate, and we would like to get our regular five-star standard back.”

Labracadabra, a breakfast and after-school club at Ladybridge Primary School, also received a rating of two when it was inspected in March, 2018 soon after it first opened.

The club serves cereal and toast in the morning as well as sandwiches, breadsticks and dips after school.

Headteacher Colin Watson said the inspector had no issues with the food or hygiene at the club’s facilities.

Concerns raised by inspectors on the day included staff not wearing uniforms, a tear in the fridge seal and a piece of Bluetak stuck on the fridge.

The Bolton News understands that the main concern about Labracadabra was a lack of separate wash basin for cleaning hands.

Staff at the club said that these concerns have now been addressed.

Mr Watson added: “The low score was related to us being a new club that unfortunately did not have the relevant paperwork procedures in place. The inspector was extremely helpful pointing us to the Food Standards Agency to complete the book, Safer Food Better Business.

“We are hoping for a re-inspection soon, where we feel confident in obtaining a five.”

Only three establishments in these categories were given a rating of three, meaning that hygiene standards were found to be satisfactory.

Heaton Preschool in Markland Hill are awaiting inspection, as are school caterers Aspens at Ladybridge High School, the Health Hub in Sharples and Zaks Childcare Services.

Here are all the ratings according to the Food Standards Agency website on April 9:


  • Al Jamiah Al Islamiyah, Bolton
  • Al-Huda Academy, Bolton
  • All Saints C of E School, Farnworth
  • Beaumont Primary School, Bolton
  • Bishop Bridgeman C of E School, Bolton
  • Blackrod Church Primary School, Blackrod
  • Blackrod County Primary School, Blackrod
  • Blackshaw CP School, Bolton
  • Bolton Parish Primary School, Bolton
  • Bolton School, Bolton
  • Bolton St Catherines Acadamy, Bolton
  • Bowness C P School, Little Lever
  • Brandwood C P School, Bolton
  • Brownlow Fold Primary School, Bolton
  • Catering Academy at Bolton Community College, Bolton
  • Chartwells at Eden Boys School Bolton, Bolton
  • Chartwells at Kearsley Academy, Kearsley
  • Chorley New Road CP School, Horwich
  • Church Road C P School, Bolton
  • Clarendon Primary School, Bolton
  • Clevelands Preparatory School, Bolton
  • Community Kitchen at Eatock Primary School, Westhoughton
  • Deane St Marys, Bolton
  • Devonshire Road C.P School, Bolton
  • Eatock Primary School, Westhoughton
  • Egerton County Primary School, Egerton
  • Essa Academy, Bolton
  • Forward Centre, Bolton
  • Gaskell CP School, Bolton
  • Gilnow CP School, Bolton
  • Green Fold School, Farnworth
  • Hardy Mill C.P School, Bolton
  • Harper Green Secondary School, Farnworth
  • Harwood Meadows C.P School, Bolton
  • Haslam Park C.P School, Bolton
  • Heathfield C.P School, Bolton
  • Heaton House Nursery, Bolton
  • High Lawn C P School, Bolton
  • Highfield C.P School, Farnworth
  • Holy Infants School, Bolton
  • Horwich Parish CEP School, Horwich
  • Kearsley West CP School, Kearsley
  • Kidzone Out of Schools Club Limited, Farnworth
  • Ladybridge CP School, Bolton
  • Ladybridge Kids Club, Bolton
  • Lever Edge Primary Academy, Bolton
  • Leverhulme Community Primary School, Bolton
  • Lostock Primary School, Bolton
  • Masefield C.P. School, Little Lever
  • Mellors Catering at Westhoughton High School, Westhoughton
  • Mellors Catering Services at Bolton Muslim Girls School, Bolton
  • Midshire Services Ltd, Bolton
  • Mount St Joseph RC School, Bolton
  • Oaks County Primary School, Bolton
  • Olive Garden, Bolton
  • Our Lady of Lourdes RC CP Sch, Farnworth
  • Oxford Grove Primary School, Bolton
  • Pikes Lane Primary School, Bolton
  • Prestolee C P School, Stoneclough Radcliffe
  • Queensbridge Primary School, Farnworth
  • Radish It’s All Good, Bolton
  • Radish It’s All Good, Bolton
  • Red Lane County Primary School, Bolton
  • Rumworth School, Bolton
  • Sharples C P School, Bolton
  • Spindle Point School, Kearsley
  • SS Osmund & Andrews RCPS, Bolton
  • St Andrews C of E Primary, Over Hulton
  • St Bartholomew’s C of E, Westhoughton
  • St Bede CE Primary Academy, Bolton
  • St Bernards R.C School, Bolton
  • St Brendans R C School, Bolton
  • St Catherine’s School Kitchen, Horwich
  • St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Bolton
  • St Ethelberts R.C School, Bolton
  • St Georges C of E School, Westhoughton
  • St Gregory’s RC Primary, Farnworth
  • St James C of E Primary School, Farnworth
  • St James High School & Sports College, Farnworth
  • St James’ Primary School, Westhoughton
  • St Johns C of E Primary, Kearsley
  • St Johns RC Primary, Bromley Cross
  • St Josephs Catholic Primary, Bolton
  • St Mary’s R C Primary School, Horwich
  • St Matthews C of E School, Bolton
  • St Matthews C.P School, Little Lever
  • St Maxentius CE School, Bolton
  • St Michael’s C of E Primary, Bolton
  • St Pauls C of E CP School, Bolton
  • St Peter and Pauls School, Bolton
  • St Peter Smithills Dean C of E, Bolton
  • St Peters C of E Primary, Farnworth
  • St Saviours School, Stoneclough Radcliffe
  • St Stephen & All Martyrs CEP School, Bolton
  • St Stephens School, Kearsley
  • St Teresa’s Junior School, Little Lever
  • St Thomas Primary School, Bolton
  • St Thomas School, Westhoughton
  • St William of York Pr. School, Bolton
  • Sunning Hill CP School, Bolton
  • Tender Years Days Nursery, Bolton
  • The Ferns Academy, Farnworth
  • The Gates Primary School, Westhoughton
  • The Olive School Bolton, Bolton
  • The Olive Tree Primary School, Bolton
  • The Valley Community School, Bolton
  • Tonge Moor Primary School, Bolton
  • Turton High School, Bromley Cross
  • Upper Orchards, Farnworth
  • Walmsley C of E School, Egerton
  • Washacre C P School, Westhoughton
  • Alexandra Nursery School, Bolton
  • All Smiles Pre School, Bolton
  • Barlow Park Young Peoples Centre, Bolton
  • Bishop Bridgeman Breakfast Club, Bolton
  • Bolton Children’s Opportunity Group, Bolton
  • Bolton School Nursery, Bolton
  • Bright Futures Day Nursery, Bolton
  • Broadoaks Nursery, Farnworth
  • Canterburys Nursery, Bolton
  • Canterbury’s Nursery, Bolton
  • Casson Fold Day Nursery, Westhoughton
  • Croft House Nursery, Horwich
  • Croft House Nursery, Horwich
  • Daisy Chain Private Nursery, Bolton
  • Daisy Hill Pre School, Westhoughton
  • Eagley Out Of School Club, Bromley Cross
  • Eagley School House Nursery, Bromley Cross
  • Eagley School house Nursery 2, Bromley Cross
  • Out of School Club & Playgroup, Egerton
  • Funky Monkies Playhouse, Horwich
  • Future Champions, Horwich
  • Gaskells Private Day Nursery, Bolton
  • Gigglers Day Nursery, Little Lever
  • Grosvenor Nursery School & Daycare Centre, Kearsley
  • Happitots Nursery, Westhoughton
  • Happy Faces Out of School Club Ltd, Horwich
  • Happy Faces Out of School Club Ltd, Horwich
  • Harveys Childrens Centre, Bolton
  • Harwood Childrens Day Nursery, Bolton
  • High Meadows Private Day Nursery Ltd, Farnworth
  • High View Kindergarten, Bolton
  • Hocus Pocus Day Nursery Ltd, Bolton
  • Horwich Day Nursery, Horwich
  • Kids Kapers, Kearsley
  • Kids Wreck, Little Lever
  • Koolkidz, Bolton
  • Ladybirds Nursery, Bolton
  • Lilliputs Day Nursery, Westhoughton
  • Little Angels, Bolton
  • Little Gems Nursery, Bolton
  • Little Stompers, Bolton
  • Meadowhill Education & Arts Nursery, Lostock
  • Moorlands Day Nursery, Horwich
  • New Beginnings Childcare Ltd, Westhoughton
  • North House Private Nursery Ltd, Bolton
  • Owls Nursery, Blackrod
  • Poppy and Jacks Nursery, Bolton
  • Queensbrook Childrens Nursery, Bolton
  • Rosehill Nursery Ltd, Bolton
  • Saplings Day Nursery, Westhoughton
  • School Shuttle Childcare Services @ St Peters Parish, Bolton
  • Schools Out Kids Club, Bolton
  • Seymour Road Nursery, Bolton
  • St Andrews Out Of School Club, Over Hulton
  • St Andrews Playgroup, Bromley Cross
  • St Brendans Preschool, Bolton
  • St James Before and After School Club, Westhoughton
  • Starlights Day Care Nursery, Kearsley
  • Stepping Stones, Bolton
  • The Parachute Out Of School Club, Westhoughton
  • The Red House Nursery, Bolton
  • Tic Tots Nursery at Total Fitness, Bolton
  • Tiny Tots Nursery, Bolton
  • Wells House Kindergarten, Stoneclough Radcliffe
  • Westhoughton Kids Club, Westhoughton
  • Y2K Kidz Klub Ltd, Little Lever
  • Y2K Kidz Klub Ltd, Kearsley
  • Zak’s Child Care Services @ All Saints, Farnworth


  • Birtenshaw Hall School, Bromley Cross
  • Bolton Pre-School & Day Nursery, Bolton
  • Canon Slade School, Bolton
  • Claypool C.P. School, Horwich
  • Eagley Infant School, Bromley Cross
  • Eagley Junior School, Bromley Cross
  • Johnson Fold Community School, Bolton
  • Lever Park School, Horwich
  • Markland Hill Primary School, Bolton
  • Mellors Catering Services at Sharples School, Bolton
  • Moorgate Primary School, Bolton
  • Mytham CP School, Little Lever
  • Rivington and Blackrod Lower School, Horwich
  • Sacred Heart RC Primary school, Westhoughton
  • St Josephs RC High School, Horwich
  • St Simon and St Jude C of E School, Bolton
  • Thornleigh College, Bolton
  • Abacus Playschool, Bolton
  • Beechwood Nursery School, Bromley Cross
  • Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Bolton
  • Canterbury’s Nursery, Bolton
  • Cherry Tree Kids Club, Farnworth
  • Curly Whirleez Ltd, Bolton
  • Egerton & Walmsley PLAYGROUP, Egerton
  • Egerton and Walmsley PRE-SCHOOL, Egerton
  • Fidgets Soft Play Centre, Egerton
  • Harwood Meadows Out of School Club, Bolton
  • Heaton Dene Day Nursery, Westhoughton
  • Jelly Babies Ltd, Little Lever
  • Kare 4 Kids, Bolton
  • Kool Kidz, Bolton
  • Kool Kidz Out Of School Club Ltd, Bolton
  • Little Ozzies Ltd, Bolton
  • Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd, Bolton
  • Nazerene Kindergarten, Bolton
  • Playdays Daycare Nursery Ltd, Blackrod
  • Rita’s Out of School Childcare service, Bolton
  • Rose Cottage Day Nursery, Westhoughton
  • Shining Stars Nursery, Bolton
  • Shining Stars Nursery, Bolton
  • Sunshine Playgroup, Bolton
  • Tonge Nursery, Bolton
  • Treetops Acorns, Lostock
  • Wake Up Walmsley, Egerton


  • Little Lever School, Little Lever
  • Smithills School, Bolton
  • St Georges Playgroup, Farnworth


Labracadabra at Ladybridge

Before and After School Care, Bolton

Super Stars, Farnworth


  • Heaton Preschool Bolton Limited, Bolton
  • Ladybridge High School (Aspens), Bolton
  • The Heath Hub Sharples/Sportivity (warrington) Ltd, Bolton
  • Zaks Childcare Services, Bolton


  • Ladywood County Primary School, Little Lever
  • Happy Faces Out of School Club Ltd, Horwich