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Gloucester Academy

RE: Covid Testing Guidance

Dear GA families

As a school we follow the Government and Department for Education's guidance regarding Covid-19 testing and precautions.  Therefore, we would request that you follow the guidance below.


Over the holiday break

  • all education and childcare staff and students of secondary age and above continue to test, and importantly report those test results, twice-weekly

Covid Testing in the New Term

  • all secondary schools to prepare and encourage their pupils to take one COVID-19 test on-site on return in January 2022.

Therefore, we request all students to attend during the following times, during the INSET day on Tuesday 4th January 2022, for a lateral flow test.  Please give permission if you have not done so previously HERE

  • Year 11 - Class of 2022
    • on site all day for lessons, and will be given the opportunity to test if permission has been provided previously
  • Years 9 and 10 - Classes of 2023 and 2024
    • come on site via the pedestrian gate between 9.30 and 10.30am for testing, before returning home
  • Years 7 and 8 - Classes of 2025 and 2026
    • come on site via the pedestrian gate between 11.00 and 12.30pm for testing, before returning home

Many thanks for your support.

Yours faithfully

Mr J Heap