King James' School

Lateral Flow Covid-19 Home Testing

Self-Test Instructions 

You must follow the instructions in your self-test booklet. A copy of the instructions for the COVID-19 self-testing are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Video Guide: How to Self-Test: 

Reporting your results

After completing your home test you will need to report your results to the NHS Test and Trace system and also to the school. 

To report to the NHS please go to: Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result - GOV.UK (

To report your results to the school using our results form, please follow the relevant link for Students of Staff below:

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What to do if you or your child (student) gets a positive Lateral Flow Device (LFD) result?

If you or your child has completed a Rapid Lateral Flow test at home and the result was POSITIVE, make sure:

  • you and anyone you live with self-isolates immediately
  • report your rapid lateral flow test result on GOV.UK as soon as possible, then report the result to the school using the relevant link above
  • call the usual school absence line, stating clearly that the absence is relating to a positive COVID-19 test result (Student: 01423 798728 / Staff: 01423 798708)
  • take a confirmatory PCR test to confirm the result within two days of the LFD test. You can book this using either the NHS COVID-19 app, by visiting or by calling the customer contact centre on 119. Lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm.

Continue to self-isolate until you get the results back from the PCR test. You must follow any government advice you´re given when you get the result.

If your PCR test is Positive

If you receive a POSITIVE PCR result, please also report this to the school via the absence line to confirm the status with us.

NHS Test and Trace will contact you, using the details you registered when ordering the PCR test. You and/or your child will be asked a series of specific questions designed to identify who your child has been in close contact with. Being in an education or childcare setting with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not necessarily mean a person is identified as a close contact. 

You will be asked to provide the contact details, if you know them, of any of the individuals - or their parents or guardians - who have been identified as close contacts. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch with these close contacts and provide appropriate instructions or advice (see the COVID-19 section of our website for further details).

Should the PCR return a NEGATIVE, please also contact us via the absence line to provide us with an update on your situation so that we may amend our attendance records.

Do I have to get tested at home?

The Lateral Flow Home Testing Kits are voluntary. If you would prefer your child to not partake in home testing you can opt-out. If you choose to opt-out of home testing this does affect your child getting their three tests at the testing centre on school premises (provided you have already provided consent for these).  To opt-out please use the link below.

How to register for Home Testing?

If your child is not currently opted in for the home testing (they will already be enrolled if you have provided consent for in-school testing), then you may use the below link to submit your consent. Or to opt-out of this, please use the link in the section above. Please read the linked Privacy Notice below before registering.

Register my child for the Home Testing Kit


Home Testing Guide

Click below for the relevant home testing guide:

Student Guide:    Staff Guide: 
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Home LFD Testing - Useful Information

Home LFD Testing - Risk Assessment