Covid Testing | January 2022

Posted on: 15th December 2021

The Government has now issued new COVID-19 guidance on testing, we are writing to provide you with an update on what this means for your child/children.

Dear parents, carers and students,
I wanted to write this week to update you about some of the logistical changes for our return in January 2022.

In light of the Government’s recent announcement asking schools to coordinate on site COVID testing in January we will need to alter the return to school schedule.

On Thursday 6th January 2022 (our original return to school date) and Friday 7th January 2022, we shall be operating our Asymptomatic Testing Site (ATS). Consenting students will need to attend school for a test only and then return home. Students do not need to wear their uniform.

If you have provided consent previously, you do not need to provide it again. Please send your child in for testing. If you want to withdraw your consent, please email [email protected]. If you wish to provide consent, you can find consent forms at the bottom of this page, please can you send this back to the Academy, with your child, on the day of testing. Students who are over the age of 16 can complete this form themselves.
All Covid testing policies can be found at the bottom of this page:

Our testing will operate as follows:

Year group         Testing in school between                                         Start Spring term
7                         Thursday 6th January 9:00-11:00am                         Monday 10th January
8                         Thursday 6th January 11:25 – 1:15pm                     Monday 10th January
9                         Friday 7th January 9:00 – 11:00am                           Monday 10th January
10                       Friday 7th January 11:15-1:15pm                             Monday 10th January
11                       Friday 7th January 11:15-1:15pm                             Monday 10th January
12                       Thursday 6th January 2:00 – 3:00pm                        Monday 10th January
13                       Thursday 6th January 2:00 – 3:00pm                        Monday 10th January

The testing will take place in the Community Centre, next to the Sixth Form Centre.

All students will return to school from Monday 10th January 2022.

Further information follows:

We have been asked to test all students whose parents give consent on their return to school. Even if you have been regularly testing, the test will only inform you that your child was negative on a specific day, so they need to be tested before they return to school.

If your child has recently had Covid then the advice from Government is that anyone who has tested positive on a PCR test does not test using an LFD test for 90 days after symptoms started.

Please note that siblings can arrive together and should come at the earliest allocated time, please inform us beforehand so that we can have their registration details in the Community Centre.

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. As such, we will be continuing to encourage good hygiene including regular hand-washing, maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes, keeping occupied spaces well ventilated and following public health advice on testing and self-isolation.

I would urge everyone to engage in this testing programme to ensure our return to school for the Spring Term is as COVID free as possible and we do all we can to avoid further lost learning days.
Many thanks as always for your support in all we are trying to do.
Yours faithfully,

Mr C Cooling

Please Find the consent form HERE.

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