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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy


Lateral Flow Testing

As students and staff prepare for the much anticipated return to school throughout the week commencing 8th March, the team in charge of leading the expansion of the Covid Testing Centre has been working round the clock to build 16 testing stations and train over 50 parent volunteers.

From Monday, testing will commence and students in Years 12 and 13 will take their first on-site Lateral Flow test, followed by Years 9, 10 and 11 on Tuesday and Years 7 and 8 on Wednesday. The school will undertake approximately 4000 tests on students over the course of the next two weeks as students then return for their second and third test. 


Next week will be a complex mix of online teaching, on-site teaching and on-site testing, as teachers aim to keep the standards of learning high despite the inevitable disruption.

It has been an incredible team effort to meet the DfE guidelines for the safe return to school; it has taken a whole school community taskforce to make this happen and ensure we can achieve this epic challenge swiftly, smoothly and safely.

We cannot thank our school community enough for their support and words of encouragement throughout this challenging and unprecedented time. We have tried to capture as many of these messages on our website here.

We have no doubt that Piggott students will demonstrate their resilience and courage once again, as they return to school in these unusual circumstances and take it all in their stride. 

The safety and wellbeing of Piggott students and staff is our number one priority and will continue to dictate the decisions we make in relation to the transition back to school. Thank you for your patience, support and understanding.

See the Covid Testing Centre Gallery in the right tab.


Parent feedback

Thank you for the many messages of encouragement we have received. We will continue to support families as much as we can to ensure students receive the highest quality learning experience remotely. The positive messages from our parents we receive on a daily basis have really kept our staff buoyant at such a challenging time.



Return to School Plan

Please see copies of the correspondence below outlining the return to school plans from 8th March.

Student Wellbeing

The school nursing advice line has a new number!

Your School Nursing service is aware that the Coronavirus pandemic continues to be a difficult and worrying time for everyone and during this time there have been additional pressures on children, families and young people. We are here to help with advice and support regarding physical or emotional concerns.

The School Nursing advice line is available to support children, young people and their families who live in West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell; it is an easy way to reach us, is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm and can give you the advice and support you need.

Call us on 0300 365 0010

Covid-19 Catch Up Plan

Please click the links below for documents relating to our Covid-19 catch up plan.

Covid-19 Catch up plan for Years 7-10 - updated 23 May 2021
Covid-19 Catch up plan for Year 11 - updated 23rd March 2021
Covid-19 Catch up plan for Year 13 - updated 23rd March 2021

Covid-19 16 - 19 Catch Up Fund 2020

Covid-19 Catchup Plan 2020