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Revised Return Dates

Return Dates

  • Year 7 – Tuesday 7th September 2021 8.50am
  • Year 8 – Friday 10th September 2021 8.50am
  • Year 9 – Friday 10th September 2021 8.50am
  • Year 10 – Thursday 9th September 2021 8.50am
  • Year 11 – Friday 10th September 2021 8.50am
  • Year 12 – Wed 8th September 2021 8.50am
  • Year 13 – Friday 10th September 2021 8.50am

Returning to school – In full uniform, ready for induction and/or start of lessons

School transport will be running from Tuesday 7th September.

September Testing

Having reviewed our testing plans and to meet the current Government and Public Health expectations, we will be adjusting the start of term arrangements. This will mean we can still offer our new Year 7 cohort a high quality induction programme, something that matters so much to all of us.

More info can be found below

We are very aware returning to school after the long summer break can be both a nervous and exciting time.
Therefore, we will be staging our return and testing in the following way:

Step 1: All students should carry out a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) at home no later than 3 days before their onsite test date. LFTs can be collected from surgeries, test centres and ordered online from the NHS. Please inform us of any positive LFT results so that we can plan for any remote provision once confirmed by PCR. Please use the following telephone number to inform school 07890319042. All LFT positives will need to followed up with a PCR test.

Step 2: All students will be offered a second test, this one will be onsite, at school before students return to school and normal lessons. Your child will only need to stay for their test and can then go home.
All students will attend school for their test at least one day before their formal return date, this will limit potential close contact transmission before students return. These timings are set out in the table below. Please aim for your child to arrive as near to the beginning of their session as possible.

On arrival for their test

Students will not be required to wear uniform when they come in for their test. Parents/Carers should drop
students off at the bus bay, staff will be on hand to direct parking. Students will then walk up to the Sports Hall.
Here they will take a lateral flow test and then return to the bus bay. The process should take approx. 30 mins.
Tutors will be on hand to guide and support. We will then process the test and inform parents in the event of a
positive result. If you have not heard from school within two hours, please assume the test result was negative.
In the next few weeks, we will be sending out a letter from the DfE/NHS inviting new students to take these tests. There will be an opportunity as a part of this invitation to decline the test in school. We will provide more information once we have received it from the DfE.

Onsite Lateral Flow Testing Sessions. Venue: Sports Hall

Year GroupDateSession Time
7Monday 6th September 202114.30 – 15.30
8Tuesday 7th September 202108.30 – 09.30
9Tuesday 7th September 202109.50 – 10.50
10Tuesday 7th September 202111.10 – 12.10
11Tuesday 7th September 202112.30 – 13.30
12 & 13Tuesday 7th September 202113.50 – 15.00

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