On-Site COVID Testing & Return to school 

Due to lateral flow testing there will be slightly different arrangements in place at the start of the year:

Monday 3rd January: School closed (bank holiday)
Tuesday 4th January: School closed (staff training day)
Lateral flow testing for years 10, 11, 12 & 13
Wednesday 5th January: School open to years 10, 11, 12 & 13
Lateral Flow Testing for 7, 8 & 9
Thursday 6th January: School open to all students

Lateral flow testing:

Where parents/carers have already informed us their child will attend school for a lateral flow test in January, we ask that they attend school at the following times:

Tuesday 4th January:

    • 10.15am Year 10 students (please do not arrive before 10.15am)
    • 12.15am Year 11 students
    • 2.15pm Year 12 and 13 students

Wednesday 5th January:

    • 8.30am Year 7 students
    • 12.30am Year 8 students
    • 1.00pm Year 9 students

It is recommended that anyone who has tested positive in the 90 days prior to these dates does not take a lateral flow test.  Likewise, anyone with COVID symptoms should not attend and should instead follow national guidance.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our school community to continue to take twice weekly lateral flow tests during the Christmas holidays and report their results through the national reporting system.  This is particularly important just prior to returning to school.

Please also see the following information provided by North Tyneside Council: