Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the young people of our Borough

There are a number of disruptions to Council services because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the link below before accessing any of our services.

For details of disruptions and for advice and guidance visit


From 1 June, primary schools can begin a phased return of more children and young people. The approach Stockton-on-Tees is taking in response to this is explained in a letter to all parents and carers here.

Different arrangements are in place at each of the primary schools across the Borough. You can find out more about the arrangements on a school by school basis here.

The arrangements for opening that have been made for primary schools across Stockton-on-Tees can be found here

Secondary schools can also begin to introduce more face to face contact for Year 10 pupils, though this will not necessarily involve whole year groups returning to school.

Special schools will continue to undertake risk assessments to determine if the needs of more pupils could be met in school.

Specific provision for vulnerable children and children whose parents/carers are key workers with a critical role in the response to COVID-19 who cannot be cared for at home will continue. 

Further information and guidance on who is classified as a key worker is available here.

Vulnerable children are children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.

Schools are set to be open across Stockton-on-Tees in these circumstances.

If your usual school/setting becomes closed and alternative provision needs to be arranged - contact the School Support Service team on 01642 526419, 01642 526421, 01642 526418 or 01642 527684.