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Due to the increase of positive COVID 19 cases in Bolton we will be carrying out Lateral Flow Tests for pupils in school (not those who are currently isolating) on Wednesday 26th May. Most parents already consented to your child being tested (before they returned to school in March) so you don’t need to do anything.

If you have not consented, but would like your child to be tested please complete the consent form on the app and return it by the end of the day on Tuesday 25th May. If you cannot access the consent form via the app please collect a paper copy from reception and complete it by Tuesday 25th May or if you are unsure whether you gave permission in March feel free to complete the form again just in case.

Pupils should attend school as normal on Wednesday (unless they are isolating) and will be collected from lessons to be tested.

CLICK HERE For The Bolton Council LFD Testing on Secondary Sites Letter (24/05/21).


Due to the recent surge of positive Covid cases in Bolton, we will be keeping our Covid safe protocols in place.


This includes the wearing of facemasks, year groups continuing to work in bubbles and visitors to school limited to only those that are essential. Our aim is to ensure that all of our children and staff remain as safe as they can be. This is supported by the Local Authority and Public Health Bolton. We will review the situation at half-term. Thank you for your support in keeping all who learn and work at Smithills safe.




Year Group Closures

In the event of a positive COVID case in a year group it may be necessary to partially close (only certain students) for fully close a year group bubble.


It may also be necessary to close a year group bubble due to staffing issues.


When this happens parents will receive a text from the school, the child will come home with a letter and we will update the website here:


Current Year Group Bubble Closures:


Year 7 - No Closure.



Year 8 – No Closure.

Year 9 - No Closure.



Year 10 – No Closure.



Year 11 – Left Smithills School - 27/05/21.



If you are unsure about sending your child into school please contact us.