Covid Testing

Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) for home testing are provided by school on a regular basis. It is recommended that students test twice weekly. We advise that the home test is completed on Sunday evening before returning to school and one evening mid-week, ie, Wednesday or Thursday. The instructions for doing the test and registering the result are all provided in the kit.

If a student has a positive Lateral Flow Test, the parent/carer must contact school (0115 964 7640 extension 1) to advise of the positive result, and arrange for a PCR test to be taken.

If a student has a positive PCR test, please email confirmation to

Please see the link below for further guidance on symptoms and what to do in the event of a positive PCR test.

Booking a PCR test locally is quick and simple. Just follow the instructions on the link below:

The symptoms of coronavirus, as detailed on the Department for Education website, include:

  • Headache
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Sneezing
  • A dry and continuous cough
  • Fever

If your child has any, or a combination of the symptoms listed above, they must not attend school. Please call our Attendance Team on 0115 964 7640 selecting extension 1.

Students who present with symptoms whilst at school will be required to return home and for parents and carers to arrange a PCR test as soon as possible.