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Latest Covid-19 Update - March 2021

Arrangements for student testing and return:

Before the return of all students on Thursday 11th March, and in line with government guidance, we are providing all students the opportunity to take a lateral flow test; an email has been sent detailing this process.

Covid Testing Schedule:

The table below tells you which day your child should attend school for their test.  Following these testing days, all students will return on Thursday 11th March.

For details of arrival times for each year group/form group, please click on the relevant year group below:

Year 7, Year 8,  Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 & 13  After their test, students will go home and will return to the Academy for a normal, full day on Thursday 11th March.

What will happen on the Covid-19 testing days?

Students will self-test in an environment which offers an appropriate degree of privacy with the support of trained academy staff.  Test results are produced in 30 minutes and students will be alerted of their result soon after.  This will be the first of three onsite tests before students are asked to continue testing at home. The tests, an enhanced use of face masks and our existing measures around social distancing and hygiene will help ensure that our school environment is as safe as possible to enable students to return to face-to-face education.

On their test day, students will need to bring the following with them:

Below is a demonstration video for students on what to expect when they return to TDA to take their lateral flow test:



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