We would like to welcome all staff, pupils and parents back to the new school term.

Over the last year we have had to adapt and be flexible in order to protect our school community.  Many of our working practices have changed; some we are happy to leave behind, whilst others have benefitted our school and will be kept as ‘Covid keeps’ and adopted as new ways of doing things.. During the Summer further Government guidance will be given to schools in terms of how we now need to operate, and we will follow these and update our risk assessment protocols as appropriate to continue to keep our school community safe and as risk free as possible. 

Testing in September 

The Government have intimated pupils will need to be tested twice on their return to school. It is also possible that there will be no close contact isolation requirements, but possible daily testing of close contacts to maintain attendance in school. We will update staff, parents and pupils of new guidance once it is published during the summer holidays. Current timetable for testing and then subsequent return date to school is:

 

Testing

Start of Term

Year 7

During Summer School and Friday 3rd September

Friday 3rd September at 8.50am

Year 8

Monday 6th September at 10am

Tuesday 7th September 10am

Year 9

Monday 6th September at 11.30am

Tuesday 7th September 10am

Year 10

Monday 6th September at 1.30pm

Tuesday 7th September 10am

Year 11

Monday 6th September at 8.50am

Monday 6th September after testing

*Additional testing to be undertaken with all year groups throughout the rest of the week.

Year Group Areas/Break out areas/Entrance and Exit

Year

Entrance Gate

Lunch

Lunch Area

Breakout area

7

Collins Road Gate

Late

Dining Room

Chapel Yard

8

Greenhalghs Gate

Early

Dining Room

Chapel Yard

9

Collins Road Gate

Late

Main School Hall

Pupil Reception Yard

10

Greenhalghs Gate

Early

Main School Hall

Pupil Reception Yard

11

Collins Road Gate

Late

Main School Hall/ELC

Pupil Reception Yard