What’s in use every day, rarely seen by most people, but now a national award winner in Wisbech?

A WISBECH building rarely used by most people but in constant use by a select few has won a national award.

It’s an extraordinary achievement for the building which won national acclaim following a surprise visit by official inspectors, the husband and wife team of Tony and Kitty Neal.

Extensive judging criteria looked at 100 different aspects including signage, d�cor, fixtures and fittings and overall standards of cleanliness and management.

In the end, however, and after inspecting others from across the country the Neals gave top marks to Wisbech Grammar School’s entry into the 2011 Loo of the Year competition.

Headmaster Mr Nicholas Hammond said: “This is an investment in fundamentals and it is about treating the children with real respect.

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“Good toilets tend to cut down on bullying and unpleasant incidents and we are very much delighted with what has been provided.”

The sparkling makeover picked up a five-star rating in the national Loo of the Year Awards.

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They also took the title of ‘national category winner’ after achieving the highest aggregate score out of 57 education sector entries from male and female toilets in the United Kingdom.”

The awards have been identifying the best in Britain since 1987 and are recognised as standard setters for all those who provide ‘away from home’ facilities for staff, customers and visitors.

The classy cloakrooms were installed by Aaztec Associates and the refurbishment was overseen by Old Grammarian David Warren, whose father, Mr John Warren, is vice-chairman of the governors.

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