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Sedgefield Primary School

Learning Together for Life

Covid-19 Information

In order to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading in the school setting, we are continuing to implement a number of protective measures which are detailed below. The safety of pupils, staff and families remains paramount.  We are trying to maintain a sensible balance and we are keeping the children’s well-being at the forefront of everything we do. The measures are similar to those operating during the Autumn term:

  • In order to minimise contact with people who are unwell, anyone with coronavirus symptoms or has someone in their house with symptoms, must not attend school.
  • Staff are self-testing twice a week and wear visors when they are in the classroom with children and face masks when they are in public spaces such as corridors and when parents/carers are dropping off and picking up children.
  • A regular regime of hand washing/hand-sanitising is in place.  
  • Good respiratory hygiene is promoted using the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place.
  • Contact between individuals is minimised and social distancing is maintained where possible.
  • Bubbles are kept apart with staggered and separate breaks and lunchtimes and there will be no large gatherings.
  • There are staggered starts and departure times for children, to alleviate congestion at these times and to allow for safe entry and exit to the building, whilst avoiding the mixing of bubble groups:
  • Year Group

    Arrival Time Departure Time


    8:45am-8:50am 3:05pm-3:10pm


    Year 3, Year 4, Year 6



    3:00pm - 3:05pm


    Year 2

    Year 1


    9:00am - 9:05am

    3:05pm- 3:10pm

    3:10pm - 3:15pm

  •  We politely request that all parents/carers/family members/ child minders wear a face covering when dropping off/collecting children and that they maintain social distancing.  In addition, we are asking that for the time being only one adult is on site.

Whilst we hope that there will be no further disruption to children's learning, our Remote Learning Policy remains in place (click here to access) and our Remote Learning: Information for Parents gives further detail. (click here to access).


Ensuring the children feel happy and safe in school is our current priority and ensuring their well-being is at the forefront of everything we do.  The coming weeks will be spent starting to address any 'gaps' there may be in their learning and they will be different for every child.  We have considered how our curriculum will be adapted in order to ensure children are given the opportunity to catch up.  Please click on each subject to find out more:

English - Reading & Writing



Art & Design


Design Technology

Early Years



Modern Foreign Language (French - KS2 only)


Physical Education

Personal, Social and Health Education (including Relationships and Sex Education)Physical Education

Religious Education

Schools have been provided with funding to help children catch up.  Please click here to find out our strategy and plans for spending the Catch Up Premium.