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September Mass Testing

It has been announced that schools would test before as the students return in September. The government has asked that we test our students twice in their first two weeks, with tests needing to be between three and five days apart. The first two tests will be conducted on site and students will be expected to continue testing at home from the 13th September.

We plan to test students on the following dates over the two week period. You will receive a text inviting you to attend and giving you a date and time of when to come. Below also includes when to return to school:

Year GroupTesting DayReturn to School Day
Year 7Test Monday 6thReturn to school Monday 6th
Year 8Test Wednesday 8thReturn to school Thursday 9th
Year 9Test Tuesday 7thReturn to school Wednesday 8th
Year 10Test Wednesday 8thReturn to school Thursday 9th
Year 11Test Tuesday 7thReturn to school Wednesday 8th
Year 12/13Test Monday 6thReturn to school Tuesday 7th

This programme currently is for the school to test students on their return to school. Whilst the government is encouraging all students and staff to participate in the testing arrangements are of course voluntary and any testing will only take place with consent. All parents and carers are required to complete the attached Microsoft Form giving or declining consent. On this occasion an email will not be sufficient.  The new in school tests are nasal swab only.

Thank you if you have already completed this, If not please follow the link below to complete the form:

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact us via the link below:

Please see in the linked attachment which explains how the test is done and give you an idea of what to expect. Further links will be added.

Do not hesitate to contact us at school should you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Monday 6th
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Tuesday 7th
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Wednesday 8th
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Free School Meal Update

Northamptonshire County Council will provide vouchers to families of students entitled to Free School Meals this summer. Your personal code and details of how to access the vouchers will be posted to you at the earliest opportunity.

If you have any enquiries regarding Free School Meals please contact us by email at If you do not get a response then please contact the safeguarding team via the option available on the main school telephone line.

Free School Meals Vouchers for Half Term

The national free school meal voucher scheme will continue up to the 4th June 2021. NCC will again be providing families with ‘’ vouchers for over the half term break. Edenred vouchers will again be available to families from the 31st May. Please check your email regularly for your ecodes.

Voucher codes will be sent to your live email address so you will be able to place orders for supermarket gift cards on behalf of families whose children are eligible for free school meals, to cover the period between 31st May and 4 June 2001(1 week).

Gift cards are worth £15 a week per eligible child per week. Families will receive an eCode from or Edenred by email to redeem from a supermarket of their choice.

Please email us at to give us your most up to date email address.

Should you require further help please contact the school team on 01933 222 830 or send an email via

COVID19 – Protective Measure Update

From Monday 17 May,

  • Students will no longer be required to wear face coverings in classrooms or communal areas but will still need to wear them when using school transport;
  • Staff will also no longer be required to wear face masks in classrooms, but it is recommended that staff and visitors should continue to wear face coverings outside classrooms where social distancing is not possible.

Continue to protect against Covid

Continue to protect against Covid: Continue to Test and Trace

Let’s all continue to be careful as Covid is still with us. Testing plays a crucial role in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). Can we encourage all to test themselves and report results if positive. Reporting is important as it supports contact tracing in the event of a positive case and assists our understanding of community rates of infection.

The DfE have put out a blog on why reporting your test result is as important as taking a test as this gives further guidance and answers common questions.

Thankyou for your continued vigilance.