Term Dates

Autumn Term 2021

COVID update for September

Schools have been asked to test pupils on site on their return to school in September to pick up any cases following increased mixing over the summer period.  In order to facilitate this, schools are able to stagger the return of pupils. The proposed format for this is as follows:

  • Parents will be sent a consent form, once completed you will be allocated an appointment time. Pupils will not be tested without prior parental permission.
  • Pupils will arrive at school for their first test and will leave immediately.
  • Pupils will be able to return to school the following day, if they have received a negative test result.
  • If you do not hear from us, you can assume your child’s test is negative.
  • Please note, the return date for Y8 and Y9 is one day later than originally calendared. This is to enable us to test our very large cohort of pupils.  All pupils will receive a 2nd test within 3 to 5 days of their first.


Spring Term 2022

The Government has just announced that all secondary school students should have the
opportunity to receive an on-site LFD test on their return to schools in January 2022.

Test and leave and phased return to school
We are phasing the return of pupils to school to allow for the testing of all pupils the day
before they start school – please see table below. We understand that this may cause
inconvenience for parents but hope you will appreciate that this situation is not of our
making. We will be providing online learning for pupils on the days that they are not in
school. Pupils will come into school on their test day, complete their test (around ten
minutes) and then leave the site. This will enable us to notify any pupil identified as positive
to isolate to ensure the safety of all. For their test, pupils do not need to attend in their

Emails have been sent to all parents in December regarding the booking system which closed on 28/12/21. Please see the details in the letter below.

Asymptomatic testing January 2022

Summer Term 2022

Autumn Term 2022

Please note: There has been an update to the Start of Term dates for Years 12 and 13 below. Year 12 will now start on Monday 5 September and Year 13 will start on Tuesday 6 September 2022.

Spring Term 2023

Summer Term 2023