Sedgefield Primary School

  1. School Info
  2. Covid-19 Information

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. 

  • In order to minimise contact with people who are unwell, anyone with coronavirus symptoms must not attend school and should take a PCR Test.
  • Children who have a family member with Covid-19 should take daily lateral flow tests before coming into school.
  • Staff are self-testing twice a week and wear 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.  
  • Rooms are well ventilated.
  • Good respiratory hygiene is promoted using the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place.
  • Tables are arranged in rows.
  • Classes are kept apart with staggered and separate breaks and lunchtimes and there are 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 classes:
  • Year Group

    Arrival Time Departure Time


    8:45am 3:05pm


    8:50am 3:00pm
    Year 1 8:50am 3:10pm
    Year 2 8:55am 3:15pm
    Year 3, 5 and 6 (separate doors) 8:45am 3:15pm
    Year 4 8:50am 3:20pm
  •  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).  Whilst we aim to follow the curriculum taught in the classroom for individual children who are isolating, some aspects of home learning, such as Zoom sessions etc., are only possible when larger groups or the whole class/school are learning at home.  If the majority of the class are in school, it makes providing some aspects of previous home learning provision much harder to facilitate.


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 working on 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 to find out our strategy, plans and review of the spending of Catch Up Premium. The spending of the Recovery Premium for 2021-22 is outlined within the Pupil Premium Strategy and Plan.