Cleaning for schools in London and the South East

Goldservice has been cleaning schools for more than 10 years and understands the need for security-checked, reliable staff that will provide unrivalled service on an ongoing basis.

While children might not always notice untidy washrooms, graffiti-covered walls or generally ill-kempt school facilities, parents certainly will.

The same is true of university students: when you are paying in excess of £9,000 a year for higher education, you expect your university to maintain a certain standard.

For headteachers, principals and facilities managers, finding a skilled, reliable cleaning service that understands the specific needs of the education sector is always challenging.

One of the biggest problems is continuity. Many cleaning companies have a high turnover of staff and struggle to provide the same cleaners on a consistent basis.

This can be an issue for younger children especially. Pupils don’t want to see a stream of unfamiliar faces when they are walking through school corridors.

At Goldservice, we understand the importance of providing reliable, regular cleaning staff. We work hard to provide our school clients with highly-skilled, DBS-checked cleaners – wearing easily-identifiable Goldservice uniforms – who have already proven their commitment to us.

We also ensure that the staff we use for our school cleaning services are fully trained and use the best cleaning products on the market. This, plus our 35-year track record in the commercial cleaning space, makes Goldservice the #1 choice for educational facilities across London and the South East.

School cleaning services – the Goldservice way

If you have used a professional cleaning service in the past, you may have experienced what’s known in the industry as the ‘invisible management’ syndrome.

The company’s senior team will have been very available and open to discussion while setting up the contract but then seemed to disappear once the work actually began.

This may not be a problem if the cleaning work progresses as planned, but wouldn’t it be better to have a visible management team who made regular site visits in order to identify possible issues before they have even started?

A proactive approach like this is exactly how we like to work at Goldservice. Regular site visits and audits are provided as standard, and our senior managers are available by phone 24/7.

This is hugely comforting to our clients in the education sector and ensures our cleaners’ work is carried out safely, reliably and with the least possible inconvenience to staff and students.

Our first client in the education sector was our local school, whose classrooms, canteens, toilets and grounds we began cleaning over 10 years ago.

During our first months there, we grew to understand the unique nuances of the education sector, and the need to provide courteous, skilled cleaning staff on a consistent basis.

No two schools, colleges or universities are alike, and we begin each new engagement with an open mind when discussing your cleaning arrangements.

Facilities in the education sector vary enormously, and whether your specific needs include cleaning a large gym, busy changing rooms, temporary exterior classrooms or something completely different, Goldservice has the expertise and experience to help.

We take care of the following for school and university clients:

  • Classroom cleaning (primary schools through to secondary schools)
  • Lecture hall cleaning and cleaning of assembly halls
  • Playground cleaning and maintenance
  • Washroom services
  • Canteen cleaning
  • Exterior grounds and maintenance
  • Window cleaning
  • Common rooms
  • Staff rooms
  • Car park maintenance
  • Gym and locker room services
  • Student bedrooms (summer deep clean)
  • General handyman work and maintenance
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning

Our expertise in the education sector

One of the things that people often notice about Goldservice staff is how proficient they are. Keeping school and university buildings clean can be a surprisingly complex business, and mastery of a multitude of cleaning products and hi-tech equipment is a must.

The reason our staff can be relied upon to perform their duties so efficiently is that we take steps to ensure they are up-to-date with all the tools and products they use and have undertaken the necessary BICSc training that is needed to use them safely and effectively.

In an education setting, environmentally-friendly cleaning products are proving especially popular, and we offer a fully green clean for clients who prefer that. We use two acclaimed ranges of eco products that are hygienic, kind to the environment and well-suited to the rigours of daily life.

One of our most in-demand services in the education sector is the annual summer deep clean. The quiet corridors of July and August present the perfect opportunity to bring in one of our accomplished deep clean squads for an intense cleaning session that will leave your school or university looking fresher than ever when the new academic year begins.

The popularity of this specialist service means that it is always a good idea to book early to avoid disappointment.

On a day-to-day basis, our DBS-checked school cleaners are highly-skilled when it comes to keeping classrooms, toilets, walkways, libraries, lecture halls and every other corner of your school, university or college clean and fresh.

Bubble gum, graffiti and grimy hand marks on walls all require specialist know-how and products to remove effectively, and our cleaners are well-equipped to deal with all of these and more.

As well as working with schools overseen by local authorities, we can also clean private schools and boarding schools. Whatever your cleaning requirements, please get in touch for more details.

7 reasons to choose Goldservice for your school cleaning

Expert Staff

Reliable, DBS-cleared, uniformed staff.


Commercial cleaning expertise spanning 35 years.

Range of add-ons

360-degree service to meet all of your cleaning and maintenance needs.

Deep cleaning

Specialists in full summer deep cleans.

Management Support

24/7 access to senior management.

Sector expertise

More than 10 years’ experience in the education sector.


Proven commitment to Health & Safety.

I came into the office this morning and noted yet again how Goldservice continues to go above and beyond. The office was its usual immaculate self, and our small kitchen was gleaming. Please accept our gratitude and thanks for all your efforts. We really do appreciate it.

Jackie, Sennocke

I have personally used Goldservice for over 10 years across the sites I look after, and have always found them to be honest, trustworthy and extremely reliable.

Mark Effenberg, Franchise Director

We use Goldservice for a local event that we organise annually. The team are friendly and reliable and the staff that are with us on the day are polite, helpful and very hard-working. We
would have no issue recommending them to anyone and we look forward to working with them again next year.

Katherine, Air Charter Expo

As Premises manager I contracted in Goldservice Contract Cleaning to carry out a deep clean of all the Corridors & Toilets at my school. The whole team worked extremely hard for the whole week and the end results are above and beyond what i had expected. We have already received great feedback from the staff & students on their return from the summer holiday, exactly what I was hoping for.

Carl, Charles Darwin Secondary School

We have been using Goldservice for the past five years, and I could not be happier with the service.

Jon Wittenberg, Club Manager

Get in touch

To discuss your requirements, contact us now on 0800 180 4575