Coronavirus Update

Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You and anyone you live with should stay at home until you get your test result. Only leave your home to have a test.

  • Get a PCR test if you have done a rapid lateral flow test and had a positive result OR your test sample could not be read (void result) OR you had a PCR test and your test sample could not be read. If you have symptoms, stay at home until you get the result of the 2nd test.
  • Get a PCR test to check if you have COVID-19 if  you've been in close contact with someone who's tested positive

Anyone in your childcare or support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

Tests can be ordered here

 Instructions are here

Return to School & Attendance

The safety of staff and students at the school in this pandemic is our overwhelming priority. Therefore, to allow comprehensive Covid-19 testing of all who have consented, students will return to school in a staggered manner in full uniform over the course of the week commencing 8th March at the following times:

  • Monday 8th March – Year 11 start back at 9:15am
  • Tuesday 9th March – Year 10 start back at 9:15am
  • Wednesday 10th March – Year 9 start back at 9:15am
  • Thursday 11th March – Year 8 start back at 9:15am
  • Friday 12th March – Year 7 start back at 9:15am

Our remote learning curriculum through Microsoft Teams will stay in place up until the day your son returns. Should we have to send groups of students home to self-isolate at any time in the future due to Covid-19, work will be provided for them through Microsoft Teams.

Finally, from w/c 15th March the usual attendance policies will be in operation regarding punctuality and attendance at school being compulsory for your son.

For more information on timings and safety precautions, please see Information About Phased Return To School Starting Mon 8th March


Help us help your son to learn from home by reading our expectations

For more information on working from home and assistance available, please see the letter sent home Jan 5th 2021

For more information on mass asymptomatic testing, please see the letter from Jan 6th 2021

Pupils must self isolate for 10 days starting from the last contact they had with a pupil who has tested positive. When a pupil has been off school prior to being tested, the self isolation period lasts for 10 days from the last time they were at school.

If your son develops symptoms of Coronavirus, he must get a test and all members of your family must isolate.


From January 2021, schools and colleges will be offering free mass testing onsite to staff and students. This is to help identify individuals who have the virus but are asymptomatic.

For information on testing, please see the government information leaflet on self-swabbing.

Tests are free of charge and will be carried out onsite under the supervision of trained staff.

If you wish your child to be tested in school, more information is available here and a completed consent form must be returned to the school:






See also: BAfB's COVID 19- Health and Safety Risk Assessment & Outbreak Management Plan Sept 2021


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