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Covid Info

Covid Info

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Letters Home

Please see the latest letters about the current situation here: Letters home


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Ongoing Covid Testing

Note, we will now be only carrying out Lateral Flow Testing.

All students with parental consent will be asked to complete their home lateral flow tests at home now as per the table below. I would like to ask that they complete this in the evening of the day stated. This will enable the time and space for the test to be completed and to notify the school in the event of a positive test outcome.

Wednesday 1st Home test 1st Weekly Test 2nd Weekly Test
Year 7 Thu 18 Mar Mon 22 Mar Monday Evening Thursday Evening
Year 8 Mon 22 Mar Wed 24 Mar Wednesday Evening Sunday Evening
Year 9 Fri 19 Mar Tue 23 Mar Tuesday Evening Friday Evening
Year 10 Wed 17 Mar Sun 21 Mar Sunday Evening Wednesday Evening
Year 11 Wed 17 Mar Sun 21 Mar Sunday Evening Wednesday Evening

For more information about Lateral Flow Testing please see our Lateral Flow Testing page.

Reporting results

Please report LFT results (positive, negative or void) to NHS Test and Trace. There are two ways to report a result:

Online:  www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Telephone: 119 – Lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm

For positive tests only please let the school know using this form so that we can complete our in-school track and trace.

Tests for households of secondary pupils

The government have announced that the households of secondary pupils can get home testing kits.  These are not supplied by schools.  Please see this information to find out more.

DfE Loaned Laptops

We do not require laptops to be returned when pupils return to school.  We will advise you of the return procedure at a later date.