Lateral Flow Testing for Pupils
We now have the additional benefit of being able to test all Senior School and Sixth Form pupils three times for Covid-19 in School. In doing so, we will be able to identify any pupils who are positive but asymptomatic and who need to self-isolate before returning to School.
Asymptomatic testing is an important tool for helping to break the chains of transmission of the virus.
Parents or guardians (for pupils younger than 16 years) or pupils (over 16 who are able to provide informed consent), who have yet to complete the consent form for testing must do so immediately. It is available here. We cannot test anyone without consent. Following the three on-site tests, we will be able to offer all pupils home-test kits and will provide more information about this in due course.
Consent form for COVID-19 testing in secondary schools
This consent form is for participation in tests designed to detect asymptomatic coronavirus cases. Anyone experiencing symptoms should follow government guidelines to self-isolate, even if they have had a recent negative lateral flow test.
Consent relates to the following groups of students/pupils and staff as follows:
- For pupils and students younger than 16 years - this form must be completed by the parent or legal guardian. Please complete one consent form for each child you wish to participate in testing.
- Pupils and students over 16 who are able to provide informed consent - can complete this form themselves, having discussed participation with their parent / guardian if under 18.
- For any pupil or student who does not have the capacity to provide informed consent - this form must be completed by the parent or legal guardian. Please complete one consent form for each child you wish to participate in testing.
- Staff will complete this form themselves.
Please read our Terms of Consent before submitting the form below.
For more information on our privacy practices, please read our Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement.