In line with the DfE Schools Covid-19 Operational Guidance which was updated in July 2021 we will be reintroducing on site lateral flow testing in September. As students will potentially mix with lots of other people during the summer holidays, all secondary school students should receive 2 on-site lateral flow device tests, 3 to 5 days apart, on their return in the autumn term. Students should then continue to test twice weekly at home until the end of September, when this will be reviewed.   

The first test will take place before school re-opens fully. Students should attend on the following dates for their first on site test.  They will only need to come in to school for the test and can return straight home. They do not need to wait for the result.   

Consent 

Please refer to the information letter and privacy notice further down this page. If you are happy for your child to take part in the testing programme, please complete the consent form by following this link, a paper copy of the consent form is available on request. If your child has already turned 16 he/she should complete the consent form themselves.  If your child has previously taken part in on site testing in school (March 2021) you do not need to provide consent again.  

  

When should my child attend for their first test? 

 

Year 11: Wednesday, 1st September 

Time to attend between 

Year 11  

Surname 

12pm - 12.30pm  

A - B 

12.30pm -1.00pm 

C - G 

1.00pm - 1.30pm 

H - K 

1.30pm - 2.00pm 

L – P 

2.00pm - 2.30pm 

R - Z 

 

Year 10: Thursday, 2nd September  

Time to attend between 

Year 10 

Surname 

12pm - 12.30pm  

A - B 

12.30pm -1.00pm 

C – G 

1.00pm - 1.30pm 

H - K 

1.30pm - 2.00pm 

L - O 

2.00pm - 2.30pm 

P - S 

2.30pm - 3.00pm 

T - Z 

 

Year 7: Friday, 3rd September 

Time to attend between 

Year 7  

Surname 

12pm - 12.30pm  

A – C  

12.30pm -1.00pm 

D - G 

1.00pm - 1.30pm 

H - K 

1.30pm - 2.00pm 

L - Q 

2.00pm - 2.30pm 

R - T 

2.30pm - 3.00pm 

U - Z 

We are aware that Year 7 will not have taken part in any lateral flow testing in school before, and for some it may be their first time coming into Alder. Please be reassured that there will be lots of staff around to put them at ease and make sure that they are comfortable carrying out their test.

 

Year 9: Monday, 6th September 

Time to attend between 

Year 9 

Surname 

8:30am – 9:00am 

A - B 

9:00am – 9:30am 

C  

9:30am – 10:00am 

D - G 

10:00am – 10:30am 

H - K 

10:30am – 11:00am 

L - R 

11:00am – 11:30am 

S - Z 

 

Year 8: Monday, 6th September 

Time to attend between 

Year 8

Surname 

12:00pm - 12.30pm  

A - B 

12:30pm –1:00pm 

C - G 

1:00pm – 1:30pm 

H - K 

1:30pm – 2:00pm 

L - P 

2:00pm – 2:30pm 

Q - T 

2:30pm – 3:00pm 

U - Z 

 

Year 11 will also attend on Monday, 6th September for their second test and a study skills session. Time slots for these sessions will be confirmed on Wednesday, 1st September.  

Year 7 – 10 will have their second test in school time during the first week of term.  

Covid-19 Testing Documents

More information and a video about the testing in school programme can be found on this link..