Following the guidance recently provided by the Department for Education, we are looking forward to September 2021 with optimism and have planned for the removal of bubbles, the re-introduction of assemblies and a re-launch of our after-school enrichment activities. Based on the guidance, which states that: “all secondary pupils should receive two on-site lateral flow tests, three to five days apart, on their return in September”, we have reviewed our return plans for September 2021 and we will be implementing a staggered start to the year, as outlined below, to support on-site Covid testing and a purposeful start to the year. The guidance is subject to change and we will confirm plans and updated consent information.

Return to School Date

Year GroupDate of Lateral Flow Test at AlsopReturn to School Date
Year 7 Friday 3rd SeptemberMonday 6th September
Years 11 & 13Monday 6th SeptemberTuesday 7th September
Years 8 & 12Tuesday 7th SeptemberWednesday 8th September
Years 9 & 10Wednesday 8th SeptemberThursday 9th September