Return to School Testing > Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find year group appointment times?

Please see the timetable of appointments on the Corona Virus section of the school website, or the letter from Mr Harrison dated 8 December 2021.

My child has had Covid in the past 3 months and has been advised that a LFD could return a positive result still. Do they need to take a test in January?

We are aware of the students who have tested positive in the past 90 days & may still return a false positive. With this in mind we would advise to only test if new symptoms occur.
There will be no need to take part in the return to school testing in January.

My child is not taking part in the back to school testing. When should they return?

Please see the timetable of return for each year group.
If your child is not taking part in testing, we would ask ttiat they return at the same time as their year group.

Do I need to give consent again?

Existing consent for testing remains valid, however do contact us if you wish to change this.

Will parents be notified of results?

We will only notify you if your child has a positive result. You will then need to book in for a PCR test.

Does my child need to wear school uniform when they come in for testing?

Any student testing on Tuesday 4 January, does not need to be in school uniform.
All students should be in uniform on Wednesday 5 January.

My child has a medical appointment at the time of their test. Can they come to another appointment slot?

If your child is unable to make their appointment slot for medical reasons, we ask that they join one of the other sessions ana make themselves known to a member of staff on arrival.

If my child is ill on Tues 4 Jan & Weds 5 Jan, how will they get tested?

If your child is unwell at the start of term and unable to make it in for the testing days, we would ask that they go straight to the LRC on their first day back at school.

They will be able to take a test there and following a negative result, return to class as normal.

I have given consent for my child to take part in the Quality Assurance testing. What can I expect?

If you have already consented to your child taking part in the Quality Assurance testing, they will be given an additional PCR kit to take home.

Please ensure the PCR test is taken on the same day, and posted back via the priority mail box.

All details will be in the leaflet your child brings home.