Head of School Update

September 24th 2021

Head of School Update – 24th September

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you so much for the support you have given us, as we move into a new academic year.  Our students have returned happy, and continue to demonstrate our values to maximise their success.

There are several updates we would like to share with you, which include:

  • When should your child self-isolate
  • COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 15 years of age
  • Lateral flow home testing


When should your child self-isolate?

Your child does not need to self-isolate if they are a close contact to someone in your household who has tested positive.  However, NHS advice is that close contacts of confirmed positive cases take a precautionary PCR test, and increase their frequency of LFT home test use.

Please do not send your child to school if they have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 10 days, or have any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

In they do demonstrate these symptoms, it is essential you book your child in for a PCR test by calling 119, or going online to https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test, .  Please do keep us updated too by contacting our  Attendance Officer on 01225 762686, and leaving us a message.

COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 15 years of age – 4th October 2021

COVID vaccinations, alongside the nasal flu vaccination, will be provided by trained medical professionals from Virgin Care Immunisation Team, on the 4th October 2021

Nasal flu consent has already been sent to you, please do let us know if you have not received the link.

The COVID vaccine will only be given to children where a positive consent has been completed by parents or carers.  This will be collected a few days leading up to the 4th October 2021 via an e-consent form that will be sent directly from Virgin Care.   Please look out for this link, and complete the form straight away.  More information can be found here about the COVID-19 vaccination programme, alongside a printable leaflet, which can be found here .

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is currently a 1 dose vaccine schedule.  Should this change, or should your child be identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, or identified as living with an immuno-compromised household member, contact will be made directly to you from NHS England, to obtain consent for subsequent vaccine doses where required. 

When completing the e-consent form, there is an optional request for your child’s NHS number.  If you know your child’s NHS number, then please do add it to the e-consent form.  If you are experiencing problems with finding it, please do continue with the consent without the NHS number.  

Lateral Flow Home Testing

The government has outlined, as part of their extended safety control measures, that all students should continue to complete 2 lateral flow Covid-19 tests until the end of the October 2021 half term.  We will be reissuing further lateral flow tests kits to your child next week.  Please do continue to update us with their results on a Wednesday and a Sunday.

How do you upload the results to the GOV.UK website?

Please select this QR code to record your results.  You will need the test kit ID number underneath the QR code on the test strip to complete this.  You may wish to save this link to the homepage of your phone for convenience. Alternatively go to https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result using your device’s browser or report by telephone to 119.

How do you inform school of the result after each test?

Please select this QR code to record your results.  You may wish to save this link to the homepage of your phone for convenience.  Alternatively go to https://bit.ly/clarendonstudentresults using your device’s browser.

If you have any questions, please contact us on any of the numbers below.  Thank you again for your continued support.

All the best


Rob Price                                                          Craig Turze                                       David Cade

Executive Headteacher                                 Head of School                                Head of School

07732800899                                                  07511700837                                   07874796897

rbp@clarendonacademy.com                                        cxt@clarendonacademy.com                         dec@clarendonacademy.com