Please click for a COVID-19 Flowchart 

How do I book a test?

In the event that students, parents or staff are unwell and are concerned that they may be experiencing symptoms associated with coronavirus they should:

  1. Book at test – please click here to do so
  2. Provide details of people you have been in close contact with – please click here to do so
  3. Self isolate. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test

Frequently Asked Questions

How will you ensure good hand and respiratory hygiene?

Students will be directed to head straight to the washroom by their entrance to wash their hands thoroughly. Members of the leadership team will greet students and direct them and there is clear signage throughout the college.

In addition, all classrooms have hand sanitiser and tissues available and there are additional hand sanitising stations in reception, in PE and by both of the canteens.

What happens if somebody is ill?

Students feeling ill with COVID symptoms will be sent to the medical room. They will have their temperatures taken with a remote thermometer. If our team believe it is appropriate, they will be sent home and should get a test.

All of our staff who support children who feel unwell will have appropriate PPE available.

How do the bubbles work?

We are operating an upper and lower school bubble. Each bubble has a different entrance, is taught in a different area in the school, has separate canteen and toilets and defined seating. Assemblies will run for each bubble separately.

Where we have specialist classrooms (Science and ICT predominantly), each room will be cleaned with a virucide cleaning product before being used. We have extensive cleaning each evening and a member of staff cleaning high frequency surfaces throughout the day.

Due to the specialist nature of lessons at secondary schools, our teachers will operate in both bubbles.

Do I have to send my child in?

Present guidance says that attendance for all students is mandatory.

What if someone is deliberately breaking COVID guidelines?

In the unlikely event that a student chooses not to follow guidelines, our behaviour policy has been updated and clearly states that students who do not follow guidelines and directions around COVID safety will be dealt with using the full range of sanctions available.

Kings College adheres to the guidance issues by the Government to keep our students as safe as possible.

To visit the Government’s guidance website on the coronavirus, please click here

We believe that our response to the coronavirus should be clear and transparent. If you wish to read our full risk assessment, please click here.

Kings College COVID Testing Centre Risk Assessment

COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan

Testing in schools FAQ

Testing Privacy Statement

Data Protection COVID testing FAQs for parents

LFT self-swab instructions