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September - plans for LFT

When students return to school in September, the government have advised that schools should offer two on-site lateral flow tests for all students, 3-5 days apart. Our aim is to ensure every student has an opportunity to complete their first test before their first day in school. As a result, testing for Year 9 will take place on Monday 6th September, with their second test then taking place on Thursday 9th September. Below this letter are the timings for testing; please look for your son/daughters form group time slot and support us in having them arrive at the Gym (students will know where this is following their induction day) at the start of the allocated time.

Monday 6th September – Lateral Flow test #1

Time Slot

Tutor Groups

8.00-8.45am

9RST & 9EMS

8.45-9.30am

9JMY & 9CLC

9.30-10.15am

9AE & 9EE

10.15-11am

9JHG & 9JLF

11.00-11.45am

9EMT & 9OMO

12.15-1.00pm

9OMK, 9RBX & 9CLO

On Monday 6th September students coming for a test will complete their test, then return home to await receipt of their result. Students who test negative can then come into school from Tuesday 7th September. Any student testing positive will then be required to isolate in line with any current government guidance which is in place at that time. Testing on Thursday 9th September will take place during the school day, with your child taken from a lesson to complete their test. 

Overview of Key Dates (based on negative lateral flow results)

Monday 6th September

Lateral Flow test #1 in the Gym (please see allocated time below).

Tuesday 7th September

First day of term. Only Year 9 & 12 students will be in college.

Wednesday 8th September

Normal day in college. All Year groups will be in college from this date.

Thursday 9th September

Normal day in college, including Lateral Flow test #2

Friday 10th September

Normal day in college. From this date all Lateral Flow testing will have been completed across college