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Testing for students from Monday 1 March

Students and staff are required to complete three lateral flow tests in school, with no more than 3-5 days between each test. In the table below, you will see our timetable for testing students, which begins next week on Monday 1 March. Most students in Years 7 to 11 will have their first two tests completed over the course of next week. Subsequent tests will be completed during school hours within the 3-5-day period.

Students who travel to school via bus will receive further communication on collection times for testing. Families with children who usually travel on the bus are welcome to bring their child in to test alongside their tutor group.

In order for students to be tested we must have consent. Thank you to those that have already completed the form as previously requested. If you have not yet done so, please do so before the end of this week. To complete the form please click here.

You will need to register your details with the NHS to allow you to receive the results. You can do this on the day of each test or you can register for an NHS account which means you do not need to keep submitting this data before each test. To do this, please visit the link below.

Register a coronavirus test

Please can we ask you to share the instructions below with your child before arriving for a test.

  1. Students must wear a face mask at all times on the school site
  2. All students arrive at the Park Street entrance (service gate) for their test – it will be the only gate open
  3. Students will be directed to leave via the technology gate near the car park once their test has been completed
  4. Students will be asked to respect the socially distanced markings on entry to the school site
  5. Queuing will predominately be outdoors to help prevent the spread of potential cross contamination – please wear appropriate clothing

student covid testing

Any questions or enquiries relating to testing should be directed to 

Catering provision for Term 4

Upon our return on Monday 8 March, each Key Stage 3 and 4 year group will have the option to purchase hot food and snacks at break and lunch time on one specified day of the week.

The table below sets out the day of the week each year group will offered this option.

Day Year group Serving point
Monday 7 Canteen
Tuesday 10 Library
Wednesday 8 Restaurant
Thursday 9 Maths corridor
Friday 11  Main hall

For those families who have been ordering grab bags, this provision will continue. Please continue to order the grab bag for your child in the normal way using the following link:

Lunch order form for Term 4

Your child will collect their food in the normal way from within their pod. Sandwiches will also be offered alongside the hot food options but will not be made to order on that day. Therefore there will be no conflict with your order (using the above form) and what your child collects on the specified hot food day.

Years 12 and 13 will have the option to order food in advance and it will be delivered to the Sixth Form Study Centre. More information for these two years groups will be shared directly with the students.

Please ensure your child’s Wisepay account has sufficient funds on it.

Any queries should be directed to 

Arrangements for Tuesday 26 January

First and foremost, I wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank the site team, Manor Sports and Leisure team and other colleagues who have been in school today clearing safe pathways through snow. The result of their hard work and effort is that the campus is now accessible to staff and students. The key worker/vulnerable student provision and remote online learning can be reinstated from tomorrow, Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Whilst the school is open tomorrow to key worker children and vulnerable students, we are advising extreme caution travelling to and from school as well as on the school grounds. With temperatures predicted to fall below freezing tonight and plenty of snow on the ground, we are still expecting challenging conditions tomorrow.

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Arrangements for Monday 25 January

As you will be aware, we have had a reasonable amount of snow locally today and it continues to snow in Raunds. This evening, Northamptonshire Police have advised that journeys tomorrow are minimised due to worsening road conditions overnight.

Although most of our provision is currently via remote learning, the snow does cause some additional issues as there are still students on site and staff travelling in to supervise these students. The bus company has also advised that many of the smaller village roads are not safe.

In addition, many of our staff will now have their own children at home due to the key worker provision being closed in other schools. Therefore, they are less able to deliver live lessons in the same way as we have been doing.

In the light of these circumstances there will be some changes to our current ‘normal’ provision for Monday 25 January 2021. At this stage we believe that the full key worker and vulnerable student provision will be open again on Tuesday.

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