1. Disinfect desks and shared surfaces
  2. Dust cabinets and bookshelves
  3. Vacuum carpeted floors and mop floors
  4. Empty rubbish bins
  5. Clean and dry sinks wipe sanitise tap handles
  6. Wipe down door knobs and other common touch points daily

With students and staff spending a majority of their time at desks and using shared surfaces like countertops, these places are going to be among the dirtiest in the classroom.

Importantly, classrooms with shared keyboards and other technology should be cleaned thoroughly; in fact, studies find that keyboards harbour 20,000 times more bacteria than a public toilet seat!


  • Desks and countertops should be wiped down with disinfectants
  • Keyboards should be sanitised
  • Bookshelves and seldom-accessed cabinet tops should be dusted with a microfibre cloth to trap dust
  • All rubbish bins are emptied in order to reduce odors and prevent overflowing
  • Carpets can hold four times their weight in dirt, and with an active body of students constantly dragging in more from outside, vacuuming is critical for a clean classroom

Floor Cleaning

Vacuuming can kick up dirt and pollen buried deep in the carpet’s fibers. We use HEPA filtered vacuums to prevent any bacteria sucked up from entering the environment.

You can be assured that deep-seated dirt and pollen is pulled from the base of the carpet fibers and into the vacuum bag to be disposed of later.

If a classroom’s floors are laminate, we mix equal parts water and non-toxic floor cleaner, and mop back and forth starting from one corner of the room and working your way to the opposite corner. We allow the floor to dry before reassessing and cleaning any stubborn grime that didn’t come out with the first mopping.

For stubborn stains on laminate flooring, we mix equal parts white vinegar and water, dampen a clean mop and mop the stain vigorously.

Other High Touchpoint Areas

If a classroom contains a sink or basin, we wipe down and disinfectant daily. Drying the sink afterward will also prevent mold or mildew from building up.

Doorknobs and handles are a hotspot for germs, dirt and viruses to thrive, being high-traffic touchpoints for students and teachers on a daily basis. Doorknobs and handles are disinfected at the end of every day.

If you feel like your students’ learning is being dampened by a dirty environment, it may be time to contact Warrior Clean.

warrior clean checklist for school cleaning

School Cleaning Checklist

A School Cleaning Checklist Helps Get Things Done in an Organised Manner

As a guide, we name every area we are to clean and then describe what needs to be attended to in that space.

Here is a school cleaning checklist that will help you plan your clean. This is customised to each individual school as areas can be different and called different names.

Following this checklist can help increase the cleanliness and overall safety of a classroom, for both teachers and students. While classroom layouts differ and each school differs we will implement a specific program and frequency for yours.

Some tasks are scheduled during term breaks. This list is a sample guide only


  • Front Entrance
  • School administration offices
    • Principals and vice principals
    • Administration offices
    • Teachers
  • Corridors
  • Classrooms
  • Wings
  • Science labs
  • Toilets
  • Gymnasium
  • Canteen
  • Outdoor bins
  • Theatre area


  • Sanitise surfaces and touch points
    • Door handles
    • Light switches
    • Table tops
    • Back of chairs
  • Empty bins
  • Clean kitchenettes / sinks / drinking stations
  • Clean the toilets and leave them fresh and sanitised
    • Clean the sink and faucet
    • Clean the toilet bowl, inside, underside, rim and cover with powerful cleaners
    • Clean the partition doors and door knobs, sanitize them
    • Refill soap dispensers
    • Restock paper towels , toilet paper
    • Wipe and clean the reachable surfaces of the wall
    • Mop and clean the floor
    • Floor care – vacuum, mopping and buffing
  • Look out for wall marks and wipe clean
  • Arrange the furniture back into position
  • Wipe and clean the glass surfaces and remove handprints
  • Turn off Check the air-conditioners and light switches
  • Clean the teacher’s desk and chair
  • Rearrange the teacher’s table
  • Wipe and clean the cabinets
  • Wipe and clean windows and doors
  • Clean the window tracks and blinds

Term Cleaning

  • Wipe skirting board
  • Wipe window ledges
  • Remove cobwebs from corners and ceilings and outside
  • Clean air conditioning filters
  • Dust fans
  • Deep clean toilets
    • wiping walls
    • Wipe tap fittings under the sink

Annual Cleaning

  • Glass cleaning – external internal and partition glass
  • Steam clean carpet
  • Strip and seal vinyl floor
  • Reseal or Buff gym floor
  • Clean gym equipment
  • Scrub floor tiles
  • Wipe and clean any display cabinets and bookcases
  • Wash walls
  • Wash rubbish bins out