Year 11 On-Site COVID Lateral Flow Testing

Photo of four male Leigh Academy students standing together in a group.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following on from the Principal’s letter regarding the start of the new academic year, I wanted to write with year group specific details for COVID Lateral Flow Testing.

I have been working with Year 10 this academic year and have really enjoyed getting to know students so well. Whilst we are returning to the college structure next year, with the first point of contact being your child’s tutor or college admin, I will be keeping a responsibility for overall communication and lead on the tutor time programme, year group specific events and fortnightly year group assemblies. This will ensure continuity of communication and I will be able to ensure a smooth transition to our college structure as I work with each college Student Services Manager.

Year 11 students will come in for their first COVID Lateral Flow (LFT) on site at The Leigh Academy on Thursday 2nd September. Students should arrive within their allocated time. Parents/carers who have not previously provided consent, please use this link to do so: click here

Year 11 – Test 1 and Go

College

12.00pm – 12.45pm

Chaucer

12.45pm – 1.30pm

Darwin

1.30pm – 2.15pm

Brunel

2.15pm – 3.00pm

Da Vinci

Students can wear their own clothes and will only need to be in the academy for approximately 30 minutes.  Once students have completed their LFT they will be able to leave the academy. Parents/carers will only be notified if their child has a positive result.  If the LFT test is positive then you will be informed and you would then need to book a confirmatory PCR test, and self-isolate whilst awaiting the results.  If your child is negative then they will return to the academy the next day for a full day’s timetable – see below 

Year 11’s first day of the new academic year will be on Friday 3rd September.  The day begins at 8.30am, so I expect to see all Year 11 students gathered on the basketball court by 8.20am ready to go in for tutor time.  Students will have an extended tutor time on their first day, when they will receive a copy of their timetable and go through any changes for the year ahead as well as reminders on our standards and expectations.  Students will then follow their timetabled lessons throughout the week as normal. 

Students’ second LFT will take place on Wednesday 8th September.  Students will take this test within the academy day, so should arrive at 8.20am as usual.

I very much look forward to working in partnership with Year 11 students and parents/carers. I wish you all a safe summer holiday.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Lisa Bodle

Assistant Head of College, oversight of Year 11