Deep Cleaning Schools At Half Term

by | Feb 18, 2022 | Blog

Deep cleaning schools at half term is a really prudent thing to do in this day and age of pandemic infection still being transmitted via human contact.  A deep clean is, by definition, a more thorough clean than a daily clean, where we clean everything, not just the items that we clean on a daily basis.

Deep cleaning schools at half term consists of:


  • Thorough clean of all doors and door handles
  • Thorough cleaning of chairs and desks
  • Empty bins, clean and bleach bins, replace bin bags
  • Deep clean carpets and mop hard floors thoroughly
  • Wipe over light switches and any other plug sockets thoroughly
  • Wipe down skirting boards and walls
  • Clean windows and windowsills

Toilets and Toilet Cubicles

A hot spot for the spreading of germs in any environment, a thorough cleaning process is imperative in toilets and toilet cubicles.

  • Bleach and clean all toilets and urinals
  • Clean toilet holders and make sure they’re well stocked
  • Clean hand towel and soap dispensers.  Fill up where necessary
  • Clean and polish tiles and mirrors
  • Clean and wipe down sinks and pedestals
  • Clean doors, door handles, hand dryers and cubicle locks and doors
  • Mop and bleach ceramic floor
  • Empty bins, bleach and replace bin bags

Staff and office rooms

  • Doors and handles, filing cabinets, desks, chairs, shelving and tables
  • Clean light switches, plugs and sockets, kettles, microwaves, mugs and other crockery and kitchen utensils
  • Computers, keyboards and mouse wiped down
  • Clean sinks, kitchen areas, tiles and splash backs
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Mop hard floors and deep clean carpets

Entrances, hallways, gyms and assembly points

As the biggest footfall zones, attention needs to be paid to these areas as they are hotspots for the spread of germs.

  • Thoroughly clean and mop hard floors and deep clean any carpets
  • Clean down doors and door handles
  • Clean all windows and windowsills
  • Wipe down benches and other seating areas
  • Sanitise all sports equipment
  • Deep clean all changing rooms

Kitchen and canteen areas

  • Empty, bleach and clean bins.  Replace bin bags
  • Thorough clean and mop hard floors and deep clean carpets
  • Clean over all tables and chairs
  • Thoroughly clean all food preparation, serving areas and kitchen equipment
  • Clean all windows and windowsills
  • Wipe down all door and door handles
  • Wash all food containers, trays and cutlery
  • Wipe down all vending machines, paying special attention to their push buttons


Deep cleaning schools at half term is very different from the normal day-to-day cleaning checklist.  By very nature of its title, deep cleaning means an absolutely thorough and detailed cleanse of pretty much everything that either has footfall, can be sat on, eaten from, used in play or thrown away.  It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that children can learn in a safe and hygienic environment, so here at Clean Shield, we can help you keep your staff and children safe.

We are Clean Shield, your Gloucestershire based, commercial cleaners with over 30 years experience. Giving our clients peace of mind that every aspect of their workplace cleaning is taken care of. Our expert cleaners will ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.

We also carry out a Risk Assessment if required for any aspect of the cleaning process, either for school cleaning or anywhere else, where necessary. All Clean Shield Professional staff are fully trained, receive regular health and safety updates and are CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) checked.

If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01452 260 922 or take a look at our website


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