Dear Members,


Many thanks to the 75 schools which have already completed our survey on the numbers of boarders returning this term.

To access the survey, please click here. If you’ve yet to complete it, please could we encourage you to take the survey as it will allow us to gain a picture across the sector, and will no doubt inform our future discussions with various government departments and other agencies.

We will of course summarise, anonymise, and share the data with our members.


Many members are in touch with us about the chaos of accessing the NHS testing system, using private firms to provide faster tests or buying testing machines for their schools. In England, the DfE has been in touch with us several times to ask about school experiences and the arrangements being made and we are sharing case studies with them daily. To help inform this, any school which would like to share details of its own experience or arrangements may wish to email me via

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