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Our Lady's Catholic
High School

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Wider Opening of the School: March 2021

We will be doing a phased reopening of the school to students for face to face teaching again. 

In order to do this in a safe and sustainable way, all the same mitigations from September will be in place, including staggered entry times, exit times and year group bubbles. Students will be asked to wear masks in classrooms and all students will be invited to take three lateral flow tests.

Key dates:

  • Thursday 4th March: Sixth Form first test - only in school for test
  • Friday 5th March: INSET DAY - no remote learning and no Critical workers provision (Screen Free Day for students)
  • Monday 8th March: Year 11, 12 and 13 will return to school for face to face teaching
  • Monday 8th March: all learning (face to face and remote) will revert to the times of the day from the Autumn term (see table below)
  • Wednesday 10th March: Year 10 will return to school for face to face teaching
  • Monday 15th March: Year 7 will return to school for face to face teaching
  • Tuesday 16th March: Year 8 will return to school for face to face teaching
  • Wednesday 17th March: Year 9 will return to school for face to face teaching




Remote learning at home




Third in-school test



No provision on-line or in school




First at home test



First day back in school




Second at home test



First in-school test




Third at home test



Second in-school test




Fourth at home test

Lesson times and times of the school day

From Monday 8th March we will be reverting to the times of the day and times of lessons as shown on the table below.  Critical workers provision will be available for year groups that have not yet returned to face to face teaching during this period.


Students are expected back in school in full school uniform, including appropriate footwear.

In-school tests

In order for your child to take the test at school, you must complete the attached electronic consent form.

Testing positive

If a student tests positive on a lateral flow device, they will be informed immediately by the school and will need to be collected to go home to self-isolate immediately. 

Testing negative

Students who test negative will be able to stay in school and resume their activities as normal. Pupils will be informed of negative test results via text  or email. Where participants are under 16, parents or legal guardians will also be informed.

What if my child develops symptoms?

This testing programme at Our Lady's is for people with no symptoms. As previously, if your child develops symptoms at any time (including a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) they must immediately self isolate and follow current government guidance. Please do not send them into school if they are displaying any of these 'classic' symptoms.