You will have received a letter about arrangements for the return to school in September.

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Returning to School in September 2021 

Updated government guidance for schools on reopening in September was issued last week and can be accessed via this hyperlink OR  at https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2021/07/06/parents-pupils-teachers-and-students-find-out-what-step-4-of-the-covid-roadmap-means-for-you/ 

Government guidance states that all SECONDARY pupils (year 7 and above) will need 2 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests for their return to school in September. This is because we know the numbers of cases are rising rapidly for the 11-19 age group. By ensuring we have tested all secondary aged pupils we can identify any positive cases before the start of term and so help to prevent the possibility of Covid cases in school.

Onsite Testing 2nd and 6th September

We will be opening the school for parents and carers to bring their secondary and post 16 children into school for testing (this will be year groups 7,8,9,10,11,12,13 & 14).

Parents and carers should bring their child to the school to get their tests done on Thursday 2nd September and 4 days later on Monday 6th September. See the table below for details and times. 

If you are traveling by car, please come through to the car park. Those arriving by foot will come through the main entrance. 

Testing will only take a few minutes and parents and carers should accompany their children. The test will be done on site and we will contact any parents of children who have tested positive. You will be encouraged to attend on both days as this will really support the school to open to all pupils safely on Tuesday 7th September. 

If you are worried about testing your child we will be here to help and oversee the process. In extreme cases where your child cannot tolerate a tonsil swab, a nasal swab will suffice.

If you choose to test your child at home on Thursday 2nd and Monday 6th, we would kindly ask that you report the results to the NHS and share the results with the school. 

Return Dates for September 2021

Primary pupils will return on Monday 6th September as they are NOT required to take a LFD test.

Secondary pupils who have received 2 negative lateral flow tests will return on Tuesday 7th September. 

 

Date School Opening Times for Covid LFD Testing  Year Groups who Being Tested Year Groups coming into School as usual
Thursday 2nd September  Between 9.30am-11.30am & 

Between 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Secondary &

Post 16

7, 8, 9 ,10, 11, 12, 13 and 14

No Existing pupils

Only new pupils on transition

Friday 3rd September No Existing pupils

Only new pupils on transition

Monday 6th September  Between 9.30am-11.30am & 

Between 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Secondary &

Post 16

7, 8, 9 ,10, 11, 12, 13 and 14

ALL Primary (Year 1-6) pupils return to school 8.50am-3.15pm
Tuesday 7th September  All Primary pupils

All secondary pupils with negative lateral flow tests return 

Normal School Day 8.50am – 3.15pm