Houghton Primary School



School Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have a significant impact on life in this country and across the world. However, the government have relaxed many of the control measures in place nationally in their Step 4 on their roadmap to recovery (July and August 2021)

At Houghton Primary School we have taken and continue to take a considered, proactive and responsive approach to ensuring that we do everything possible to reduce the health risks of the pandemic for our school community. In the school year 2020-21 we did not have to close a class bubble due to covid infection.

We continue follow government and local authority guidance and advice and continually monitor the effectiveness of our risk management and operational planning.

Please find the documentation which underpins the operation of our school at this time on the links below.

Department of Education (DfE) Schools COVID-19 Operational Guidance (updated regularly by the government)

School Risk Management and Operational Planning (September 2021)

School Contingency Plan (September 2021)

Remote Learning Protocol 2021-22 (September 2021)


2021-21 Archived Information


Letter from Local Authority to all parents/carers ahead of Full Opening on 8th March 2021

Letter from Local Authority ahead of National Step 3 14.05.2021

Risk Management Plan (updated 14.05.2021)

Operational Plan (updated 14.05.2021)

School Uniform (updated 08.03.2021)

The School Run (updated 08.03.2021)

School Meals (updated 08.03.2021)

Behaviour, Discipline and Well-being (updated 08.03.2021)

Remote Learning Protocol (updated 01.10.2020)

Local Authority guide for parents: COVID-19 Related Absence from School (15.09.2020)

COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium Plan (updated 01.12.2020)

When the school was closed for the 3rd Lockdown (6th January 2021 - 8th March 2021) we operated in accordance with government guidance within 'Restricting Attendance during National Lockdown: Schools' and the following plans and protocols: 

Risk Management Plan for Opening to children of critical workers and those in vulnerable groups (updated 23.01.2021)

C19 Operational Plan during National Lockdown (udated 03.02.2021)

Remote Learning Protocol during National Lockdown (06.01.2021)

Houghton Primary School Google Meet Acceptable Use Protocol (for virtual meetings) (12.01.2021)