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Staggered Testing and Return to School in January

Parents/carers will be contacted directly with details of the on-site test appointment. The outline plan for staggered testing and return to school in January is as follows:

Year Groups First Test Date Return to School Date
Years 11, 12, 13, Rise@GHC Tuesday 04 January Wednesday 05 January
Years 7 & 10 Wednesday 05 January Thursday 06 January
Years 8 & 9 Thursday 06 January Friday 07 January
  • Tuesday 04 January is an INSET day. Students in years 11, 12 and 13 and students at Rise@GHC will be allocated a time to attend school for their test; after their test they will return home.

  • Wednesday 05 January: students in years 11, 12, 13 and Rise@GHC students who received a negative on-site test result (from the previous day on Tuesday 04 January) will return to school. Years 7-10 will learn remotely at home. Years 7 and 10 will be allocated a time to attend school for their test, and will return home after to continue to learn online.

  • Thursday 06 January: students in years 7 and 10 who received a negative test result will return to school. Years 8 and 9 will be allocated a time to attend school for their test, and will return home after to continue to learn online.

  • Friday 07 January, students in years 8 and 9 who received a negative test result will return to school.

    Testing will take place on the main college site in the auditorium. We advise students to maintain social distancing when they attend school for their test (e.g. on their way to and from school and as they wait for their test). Test results are logged with NHS Test and Trace who will text or email the result to the telephone number and/or email address on the consent form. Please see communications 14 and 15 December for further detail.