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Christmas Holiday & January Student Testing

Wednesday 5th January- School re open to students, Student testing only-  Tuesday 4th January

The term will end on Friday 17th December at approximately 12.30 pm. 

School will re-open again for students on Wednesday 5th January 2022 with registration at 8.45a.m.

(Tuesday 4th January is an Staff Training Day - Students attend for onsite testing only at the test centre.) 


COVID testing on return to school

If you have previously consented to your child being tested at school for covid lateral flow tests, your child is invited to attend school on 4th January 2022 (inset day) for testing only (please see times for your child to attend below)


The testing is voluntary, and all parents must have previously completed a consent form.    If you have not previously consented but you would now like your child to be tested on the 4th January 2022 please email and we will send you a consent form to complete and return.


On the 4th January 2022 your child will only attend school for their lateral flow test and will then go home after their test is completed.   Your child should then return to school on Wednesday 5th January 2022 (if their covid test is negative)

Covid test times for the 4th January 2022

Year group

Arrival time


8.30 to 9.30


9.30 to 10.30


10.30 to 11.30


12.00 to 1.00


1.00 to 2.00

6th form

2.00 to 3.00


Covid-19 Testing at home throughout the Christmas holidays

Due to the new Omicron variant it is vital that students continue to test twice a week at home and follow these 2 steps every time a test is taken by your child at home:-


  1. Reports the results to NHS test and trace
  2. Email the test results to the school via (please put your child’s name and whether the test was Negative, Positive or Void)


Please also note that changes in the Government guidelines mean that any close contact of the new variant Omiron may need to self-isolate or take daily tests – track and trace will advise on this, please check the government guidelines as these change frequently


If at any time you have any concerns about a Hillcrest student please email:  or contact Children’s Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888. In an emergency always call 999.

For all other queries please continue to use  (Emails will continue to be checked over the holiday periodically)