We are working to keep our schools as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’. 

Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and students to remain in school safely. Up to one third of people who have coronavirus experience no symptoms. By testing we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our schools open as safely as possible. The test is voluntary, but we would encourage everyone to take it. 

We will be testing all staff and secondary school age students who have given consent from week commencing 4 January 2021 or as soon as possible.

Letter to parents and carers

How to do your Covid 19 Test – Instruction Leaflet


Data Protection - Covid Testing FAQ's for Parents

Privacy Notice - Model School and College Testing

To complete a consent form, please select your child(ren)’s school, or for staff the school you work at from the list below:-

Carmel College

Our Lady & St Bede Catholic Academy

St John’s Catholic School & Sixth Form College

St Michael’s Catholic Academy

The English Martyrs Catholic School and Sixth Form College