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Dear Parents and Carers


Following our communication last week about lateral flow tests for families, please see below for more specific local information:


Lateral flow test kits for families  


Where can I collect my kits? 

Local collection points are  

  • Wroughton Park and Ride  
  • Broadgreen  


What time are they open? 

Collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm at the moment but this may change so it is best to check online if the location is open or busy before you go on  Find a test centre ( 

You do not need to make an appointment. 


How many tests will I receive? 

Each pack contains 7 tests. You can collect 2 packs of home test kits. 


Who can collect the tests? 

Anyone 18 or over can collect. 


Full guidance below 


Rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff - GOV.UK ( 


Kind Regards


Covingham Park Primary School


Mrs Caroline Polley



Covingham Park Primary School

01793 525465

Dear Parents/Carers


We have received the following information, about travelling to and from school, from the DfE today:


Travelling to school and college safely

It is likely that the roads and public transport system will be busier than when students returned in March, given other businesses have reopened.

As part of your ongoing communications with your pupils and their parents, you may wish to share the following messages on how pupils can travel to and from school safely:

  • if you live a short distance from your school or college, walk, cycle or scoot to and from school wherever it is possible and safe to do so
  • avoid sharing a car with anyone outside of your household or support bubble
  • if you are using public transport to get to school or college, plan ahead and allow more time for your journey
  • when you are travelling by public or dedicated school transport, don’t forget to:
    • wear a face covering (unless you are exempt – including if you are aged 11 and under). It is important  you wear them for the entirety of your journey, including inside a bus or train station
    • social distance where possible
    • wash or sanitise your hands regularly
    • be considerate to fellow passengers and staff.

Further information can be found in our guidance on transport to school and other places of education. The Department for Transport has also created resources that can be downloaded and used by education settings to promote safe travel to school.



Mrs Caroline Polley


Swindon Trailblazer Mental Health Support Teams

Please ensure that all envelopes containing money are clearly labelled with the child's name and class.



Summer Disco Friday 15th July 2022

Lower school at 16:30 – 17:30

Upper school Yr3,4,5,6 at 17:45 – 19:00

Upper school Yr6 only at 18:45 – 19:45

 Great British Railways HQ competition (


Swindon has submitted a bid in the national competition to find the new home of the Great British Railways HQ. The Government is due to announce a shortlist of locations in May, and 41 other town and cities have also submitted bids – so competition is fierce! The benefits of the GBR HQ being located in Swindon would put Swindon on the map and support pride in our fantastic town. Public support is one of the main competition criteria. Over 2,000 people have already shown their support so far. It is a great opportunity to celebrate Swindon’s proud Railway heritage with your children.