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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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COVID-19 School Testing Station

We have set up a testing station in school for the testing of staff only at this stage. 

More information will be given when we have more guidance about student's returning to school. 

NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 Testing for Staff

Testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker
COVID 19 tests known as ‘lateral flow devices’.   

Below is some information about the testing programme at The Castle School.

Along with the other protective measures we are taking, testing will allow us to take further
measures to help staff members to remain in school.  Up to one third of people who
have coronavirus are asymptomatic.  By testing we will help to reduce the spread in school through
asymptomatic transmission.  We therefore encourage those working in school to be tested, however
this is a voluntary process.

The current recommendation from the DfE is that staff members (who are working in school on that day) are tested. Staff members can be tested twice weekly until further notice.

Below is the link to the Privacy Notice that provides further information on how the data supplied is processed.

Privacy Notice - Covid-19 school testing