Addingham Primary School

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COVID - 19

We are now being encouraged to follow the 'Living with COVID' guidance and so we will no longer be routinely LFD testing staff in school. 

If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.

Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.



Before you come to school each day

  • Continue to follow good hygiene procedures and make sure your child washes their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and water before leaving the house.
  • Your child should not attend school if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 - a high temperature, a new continuous cough or if they experience loss or change to their sense of taste or smell.
  • Please make sure your child brings their own clean water bottle each day.
  • Please make sure they are appropriately dressed - increased ventilation may mean they need an additional layer of clothing during colder months, eg long sleeve vest, long trousers or tights.

Showing symptoms

  • If your child is symptomatic, or tests positive on a LFD at home, they must isolate and you must book them a confirmatory PCR test.
  • In school any pupil or staff member showing symptoms will be sent home and asked to book a PCR test.
  • Other household members do not need to isolate while waiting for this result.
  • If the individual tests negative, they can return to school as long as they feel well.

Confirmed case

  • NHS Test and Trace will confirm how long the individual needs to isolate for and take responsibility for tracing their close contacts. Please be aware we cannot pass individual contact details onto parents due to data protection, but we can supply them to Test and Trace if they ask.
  • Please let school know all test results immediately.
  • Contact tracing will not take place in school, unless there is an outbreak and different advice is given to us by Bradford Public Health England.
  • Adults who have received 2 vaccinations and children up to the age of 18 years and 6 months no longer have to isolate if they are identified as a close contact. Instead they are strongly advised to get a PCR test.
  • Adults who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons do not have to isolate if they are identified as a close contact. Instead they are strongly advised to get a PCR test.
  • Children under the age of 5 who are identified as a close contact will only be advised to get a PCR test if the positive case is in their own household.
  • You should not however arrange to have a PCR test if you have previously received a positive PCR test result in the last 90 days unless you develop any new symptoms of COVID-19. This is because it is possible for PCR tests to remain positive for some time after COVID-19 infection.

What are we doing in school?

  • Maintaining enhanced hygiene. Children and staff will wash hands and/or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day, in accordance with current government guidelines. Lidded bins and tissues are provided throughout school.
  • Maintaining enhanced cleaning. Additional cleaning will take place throughout the day and our cleaning contractors will ensure high frequency touch areas are thoroughly cleaned each day alongside their normal regime
  • Shared resources and IT equipment will be regularly cleaned.
  • Surfaces will continue to be kept clutter-free in order to facilitate cleaning.
  • We will continue to maintain ventilation throughout school through the use of window openings, trickle vents, open doors.
  • We are participating in a Department for Health and Social Care sponsored study to monitor air quality. This involves the installation of UV Active Air  filtration systems in the Y1-6 classrooms and the staffroom.

Remote learning

  • We will maintain our capacity to deliver remote education as required.
  • Children who need to self isolate but who are well enough to learn will be provided with remote education.
  • Children who are unable to attend school due to travel restrictions or quarantine rules due to overseas travel will be provided with remote education.


Risk Assessments and Parental Guides

Risk Assessment December 2021

Risk Assessment September 2021

Risk Assessment June 15th 2021

Return to School Parent Guide March 2021

Risk Assessment March 2021 update

Risk Assessment January 2021 update

Risk Assessment - November 17th Update

DfE 'What Parents and Carers need to now about children returning to school'.

The full suite of Government guidance can be found here.


Remote Learning Offer

DfE Remote Learning Requirements Template - Addingham Primary School

Remote Learning Offer at Addingham Primary School

Remote Learning Policy 2021


March 2021 How I'm feeling about being back at school

Post lockdown jigsaw and post lockdown memory jar

Recognising and responding to anxiety


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

PE revised Yearly Overview COVID adaptations

Please see the Newsletter section of the website for a weekly update during lock-down.

Please see individual class pages for their weekly home learning and examples of great lock-down work.

SEND - Social Stories

Going back to school

What is social distancing

Greetings during COVID-19

January School Closure Letters

School Closure Letter 1

School Closure Letter 2

Reopening of School 8 March Letter

Safer working Practices - Code of Conduct Addendum for School Closures

 Kidfit Daily Mile Around Addingham, Kidfit Daily Mile Rules, Kidfit Daily Mile PB:ME Chart and a few more routes