You can find links to our resources related to testing for covid on this page.

If you have any questions about the testing of students for covid which are not answered by the frequently asked question document in the resources list please either telephone the school or email

To reduce the risk of transmission and support the continuation of face-to-face education he government has asked all students to take two lateral flow device (LFD) tests on-site when they return to school in September.

We have arranged staff to oversee these tests from Friday 3 to Friday 10 September in the school sports hall, accessible via the Great Cornard Leisure Centre accessible from Head Lane.

If you have not already given permission for your child to have a test taken at school please use this online form to give your permission. Sixth Form students may give their own permission.

To book a test time for your child please use the booking system at

Further details and dates for September testing are available in the letter emailed to parents which is also linked from the resources section of this page.

How to take the Orient Gene Nasal swab

Instructions on Registering Tests Online

When students have completed their Lateral Flow Test, they will return home with a letter and a unique barcode. The test has to be registered online. 

To register the kit you need your personal test barcode, the centre ID which is TGSV and then visit 

Testing if you have Symptoms, as a Close Contact or to Confirm a Test Result

Cvod tests within school are only for students who do not have any of the symptomsassociated with covid:

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough

  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

If you have any of those symptoms you should not attend school. You must book a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. You will aslo be asked to book a PCR test if you are identified as a close contact of a student who tests positive on a PCR test, or if you test positive on your school based or home taken Lateranl Flow Device (LFD) Test. Contacttracing is carried out by the NHS Test and Trace team. You should contact the school if you test positive on either test.

To book a PCR test use the government website: 

Tests for Family Members Without Symptoms

You can find details of testing for people without symptoms at test/covid-19-asymptomatic-testing/ . Home test kits for family members can be picked up from libraries and pharmacies,or ordered online from