Improved cleaning reduces school absence

It is no secret that the pressure on schools to have the best Ofsted report is rising. A lot of schools struggle to achieve these grades as a result a result of student and staff absence due to contracting infections that cause diarrhoea, vomiting, common colds and flu. The cleanliness and hygiene of schools can impact the likelihood of wide spread infections, with infection being responsible for the loss of thousands of school days each year, reducing the chances of a school becoming ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

The maintenance of school environments sends a “we care” message to students, teachers and staff. It gives a good first impression to visitors, which could result in a parent wanting to send their child to your school or encourage potential investors. A combination of a nice, clean and friendly school environment boosts the motivation of students and staff resulting in a higher standard of performance. Students will also be more willing to utilise available resources if they are clean -nobody wants to work at a desk that isn’t clean and has dirty equipment!

More is less 

You may have heard the phrase “you get what you pay for”, and in the hygiene supply industry this is a fact. Cheaper cleaning products often contain less chemicals, this leads to using more of a product and taking longer to do the task in hand. While there may be a slight increase in price in some products, the need to use huge quantities should reduce meaning the products will last longer and decrease your overall annual spend for cleaning and hygiene supplies. In the long run, better brands really do produce bigger savings.

Wightman & Parrish are here to ensure that your cleaning regime reduces human resource in cleaning time; maximises the bug kill and ensures a high level of hygiene.

Call us on 01323 445001 or visit to find out how we can help improve your schools hygiene. 


Take a look at some of the many products that we supply

W&P Foaming Non Alcohol Hand Sanitiser 800ml Pouch
106434 / 100846
Vileda Ultraspin Mop & Handle
106183 (B) 106185 (G)
106349 (R) 106184 (Y)
Vileda PVA Micro Cloth