Covid testing

Schools are no longer being provided with testing kits to issue to students, although these remain available via the government website.

If a home test result is positive, please inform the school by telephone or email immediately and keep your child at home. Our office staff will be able to advise on the latest self-isolation guidance for schools and let you know when your child can return. In terms of isolation, the first day is counted as 'day zero'. 'Day one' is the first full day following a positive test. 

We are happy to set work for students who are self-isolating but feeling well.  

If you have any queries, please email


If you would like to alter the consent we have for testing your child in school, please contact the office


Please refer to the government website for latest guidance relating to Covid:

Different format / language?

If you require information on the COVID-19 schools testing programme, or any other aspect of the coronavirus pandemic, in an alternative format, general materials are available from Public Health England on their website. Further publications on school testing are added as the programme develops.

Please contact us here at the school if you require any clarification or have specific questions about testing at The Swanage School.