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On Site Covid Testing

Dear Parent

As you may have seen, as per government guidance, on the return to school for the Autumn Term, we will be setting up a Covid testing site to allow us to carry out Covid tests, initially prior to students returning to the school full time, with a second test to take place in the first week of term.

The testing will be on the same basis as was carried out in March, and if you completed the consent forms for the testing carried out at that time, and your children will be in years 8 to 11 these are still valid and so you need take no further action, other than ensuring your child attends the relevant session.

If you did not complete a consent form at the time, or if you are new to the school since then, in particular if your child is coming into Year 7,  and would now like to give consent, the form can be found here.

For the Sixth Form we are asking that that the students register for themselves, so they will need to register for an NHS account, ahead of taking the tests. If your child is joining the Sixth Form in September could you please make sure they are aware of this.

The registration can be carried out at this link, the additional details regarding barcodes will be completed on the day.

For the March testing, we produced this video, featuring our chaplain Paul Sanderson, and this shows you how testing will take place at The Littlehampton Academy.

As before, these tests are voluntary and if you or your child does not want to take them, this will not be a barrier to them attending the academy.

 

The timings for this testing are

3rd  September -   Year 7 plus Years 12 and 13

 

                Year 7 – Surnames beginning A-E – 9.00

                Year 7 – Surnames beginning F-L – 10.00

                Year 7 – Surnames beginning M-R – 11.00

                Year 7 – Surnames beginning S-Z – 12.00

 

                Year 12 – From 9.00 to 11.00

                Year 13 – From 11.00 to 13.00

 

6th September   Years 8 and 11 – testing before due to attend the academy

 

                These year groups will be asked to attend based on last year’s Tutor Groups (e.g. if your child was in 7SWE, please attend at 8.45 etc.)

                                Year 8

                                SWE/KCH/CRU                  8.45

                                SCL/PRO /SWO                  9.30

                                LLY/ASC                                10.15

                                MMC/LRA                           10.45

 

                                Year 11

                                RWA/DMA/SBR                11.15

                                LMO/JOC/KWE                 12.00

                                KJO/FTA                               13.45

                                DSE/OUT                             13.15

 

7th September   Years 9 and 10 – testing before due to attend the academy

 

These year groups will be asked to attend based on last year’s Tutor Groups (e.g. if your child was in 9RBU, please attend at 8.45 etc.)

 

                                Year 10

                                RBU/SBA/CDE                   8.45

                                LST/CFI /MST                     9.45

                                ABE/SCP/MWL                  10.35

                               

                                Year 9

                                LSH/JBE/NFA                     11.30

                                SHU/SBI/RKE                     12.15

                                JOW/EMO/CBR                 13.00

 

The second tests will be carried out on the dates below, during school hours

 

8th September   Year 7 plus Sixth Form

9th September   Years 8 and 11

10th September Years 9 and 10

 

Thanks you for your help and attention

 

Ian Lineham

Director of resources

The Littlehampton Academy

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