Return to school information 4th Jan 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to give you details of our plans for the start of January and the LFD testing that the Government would like us to do.

The Government has asked that we set up a testing centre and that we test the whole school once before starting the term. They have said that we can stagger the start of term to support this. This would take us up to 3-4 days to complete.

In September we asked that your child(ren) tested at home before returning to school because testing at home throughout the summer term had been recording 90-95% completion rates. However, we are not at this level this term (We hit a peak of 60% recently but this has dropped off again) and do not have a strong enough case to not carry out some form of testing at school.

Therefore, we will be asking students to come into school for a time slot during  Tuesday 4th January (see below) where they will meet as a tutor group in the school hall. They will then be taken to the Sports Hall, given their next pack of LFD home test kits and asked to complete one at an individual desk. We will be on hand to support if required. Once they have completed this test they will be able to go home. If their test is positive we will call to let you know.

We will be uploading all results directly into the NHS website as you currently do at home.  Please complete this consent form to give us permission to do so.

This, we believe, is a good compromise between what the Government is asking us to do and what we can physically achieve. It means that students' learning is disrupted for one day (home learning will be set) and that learning can begin in earnest on Wednesday 5th Jan. 

If your child(ren) has had COVID on or after October 6th, they are within the 90 day threshold and do not need to test.

We would like students to come into school at the following time with masks:-

Tutor Group


Tutor Group


7A1, 7A2, 7B1, 7B2


11J1, 11J2, 11P1, 11P2


7D1, 7D2, 7J1, 7J2


11S1, 11S2, 10A1, 10A2


7P1, 7P2, 7S1, 7S2


10B1, 10B2, 10B3


8A1, 8A2, 8B1, 8B2


10D1, 10D2, 10J1, 10J2


8D1, 8D2, 8J1, 8J2


10P1, 10P2, 10S1, 10S2


8J3, 8P1, 8P2, 8P3


9A1, 9A2, 9B1, 9B2


8S1, 8S2


9D1, 9D2, 9J1, 9J2


11A1, 11A2, 11A3


9P1, 9P2, 9S1, 9S2


11B1, 11B2, 11D1, 11D2



Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support with this situation.