Sixth Form start of year Covid19 testing

17 August 2021

NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for students


Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you for your continued engagement in the Covid-19 testing programme.

Based on current public health advice, testing will restart on our return to school in for the new term. We expect to offer your child two tests on-site before continuing regular testing at home.

This is the most effective way to reduce the risk of transmission and support the continuation of face-to-face education. We recognise, however, the need to minimise any disruption to education and to continue to support your child’s mental wellbeing. The government will continue to review the future need for testing in light of any changes to the public health situation.

For year 7 students, and students who have not previously participated in the onsite testing programme,  if you are happy for your child to be tested please complete the Consent Form

You will need to complete the form online for each child who attends the school.

Tests will be carried out in new year groups and we will be inviting each group in at staggered intervals on the following days -

Thursday 26th August

Yr 7 & 12 staggered arrival - test and home

Friday 27th August

Yrs 10, 11 & 13 in for tests and home

Yr 7 & 12 in school for induction

Tuesday 31st August

Yrs 8 & 9 in for tests and home

Yrs 7 & 10-13 in school

Wednesday 1st September

Whole school in

Yrs 7 & 12 2nd test

Thursday 2nd September

Yrs 10,11 & 13 2nd test

Friday 3rd September

Yrs 8 & 9 2nd test

Please see the letter below that has specific timing information for individual year groups:

Students should only attend if you have given consent for testing. Once tested students will return straight home, testing will take a maximum of 45 minutes.  We will also be providing students with a supply of home test kits for September.