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The current guidance is that Lateral flow testing should continue for all pupils and staff of secondary schools.


Please do not forget to complete the School reporting form and the NHS form. Links above

Contact us at:-


For general enquiries - 

For urgent or important enquiries - 


Please contact the Headteacher at the above email address to inform them if your child tests positive for Coronavirus. This email is monitored regularly, including out of hours.

Whole School Covid Risk Assessment- Updated 14th April 2021



Suspected and Positive Cases


Where the school identifies suspected or positive cases a rapid risk assessment will be made with Public Health England and the Department for Education.


Identified direct close contacts will be required to self-isolate for 10 full days and the school will endeavour to notify parents by telephone and electronic communication immediately. A confirmatory letter will also be sent as soon as possible.


Current guidance also requests a PCR test for the the close direct contacts of the positive case. Positive outcomes from PCR or lateral flow tests must be reported to the school using the contact details above.


Those not deemed as a direct close contact will be notified of the positive case via letter. 


The school will continue to encourage all members of the school community to lateral flow test twice a week.


Lateral flow test kits for family members of secondary students


The government scheme also permits the household of secondary school staff or secondary age pupils to also be tested twice weekly using the lateral flow devices. The link below provides information on how members of your household can access rapid testing should you or they wish them to.

TSL (Telephone Support Line)

NHS Test and trace letter

Check here for the latest advice.

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.