On 3 December, Mr. Jones (principal) wrote to parents stating that we would be offering on-site LFD tests to students on their return after the Christmas break.  We hoped that this would not affect the reopening of the school to all students on 4 January 2022.  

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday (12 December) evening, we received a significant increase in the number of parents wishing for their son/daughter to receive this test.  Consequently, it will be necessary to change the arrangements for the return of students. 

The school will remain closed to all students on 4 January 2022 as the on-site testing will take place on this day.  Only those students who have been offered a test should attend school at the specified time, after which they will return home.  

Remote lessons will be offered throughout the day via MS Teams; all students have a MS Teams account and should have accessed this during this academic year.  Students will be expected to follow their normal timetable.  Attendance logs will be checked and absences followed up. If your son/daughter is struggling to access Teams from home, find here a guide with some advice and trouble-shooting tips.

Parents - contact your son/daughter’s Head of Year if you believe that he/she will not be able to connect to these lessons.   

The schedule of tests will be drawn up during the week ahead and parents will be notified of appointment times via the email address given on the consent form.  Please note: appointments will be offered only to those who completed the consent form prior to the Monday 13 December, 5 pm deadline; or who spoke directly to Mrs Bird, Medical Officer, on Monday 13 or Tuesday 14 December.  

All students not involved in this programme are advised to take a lateral flow test at home prior to their return to site on 5 January 2022.