Arrangements for the beginning of the new school year in September 2021 (as at 20 July)

  • The government has decided that all secondary school students should undertake on-site 2 lateral flow device  tests, 3 to 5 days apart, on return to school in the autumn term.
  • The initial series of these lateral flow device tests will need to be conducted in an Asymptomatic Testing Site similar to those used in March and consequently schools are allowed to stagger the return of students in order to manage this process.
  • Based on the current government guidance we have planned the following schedule for this initial testing and the return to school:
 Thursday 2nd September Friday 3rd September Sat Sun Monday 6th September Tuesday 7th September Wednesday 8th September 
Year 7 Attend school for timed test slot 

1st day In-school all day 

Induction Day 

  In-school In-school In-school 
Year 8  Online aspirations review and summer work tasks    Attend school for timed test slot 1st day In-school all day In-school 
Year 9  Online aspirations review and summer work tasks   Attend school for timed test slot 1st day In-school all day In-school 
Year 10  Attend school for timed test slot   1st day In-school all day In-school In-school 
Year 11  Attend school for timed test slot   1st day In-school all day In-school In-school 
Year 12 Attend school for timed test slot 

1st day In-school all day 

Induction Day 

  In-school In-school In-school 
Year 13  Attend school for timed test slot   1st day In-school all day In-school In-school 
  • We will confirm this schedule and provide more detailed information about start of year arrangements by Friday 27th August

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