When we return to school you should continue to test your child using the lateral flow test that we have supplied.  Please could you ensure that your child does a test every Wednesday and Sunday. 

 If your child tests positive using a test kit from school 

  • You need to book a PCR test to confirm the result
  • Your household will need to self isolate for 10 days 
  • You need to inform us at school by telephoning reception on 01282 682313

If you child is symptomatic (a high temperature,  and/or a new and continuous cough and/or a loss or change of smell or taste) do not use the test kit from school.  

  • You need to book a PCR test 
  • Your household will need to self isolate for 10 days 
  • You need to inform us at school by telephoning reception on 01282 68231

Latest update 

As a precautionary measure we are hoping to replace our lateral flow testing of students with PCR testing from next week. If you consent to your child being tested, please could you complete the consent form by Saturday 12th June 2021.
Please click on the links below to access the consent form. 


 As you will have seen, Burnley has been identified as an area for concern following recent increases in the COVID infection rates. We have been asked by Public Health England to start testing in school and as a result testing will start in school  from Monday 7th June. 

We will continue to use the consent form that you completed previously, if you wish to withdraw your consent, please email head@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk. If you did not give consent last time and wish to do so, please contact school for a consent form.  

Monday 17th May - Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing at Lancashire County Council has written to schools advising that students and staff should continue to wear face coverings until 21st June at the earliest.

As a result, students and staff need to continue to wear face coverings in school and in lessons until further notice.  The design of face coverings must be appropriate for a school setting. If the school decides that they are inappropriate, then students will be asked to remove them and will be given a face covering by school for the rest of that day. If you have any concerns please contact your child's Progress and Guidance Team in school.   

Please click on the link below to read an update regarding home testing for students. 


Year 11 updates 

Year 6 Transition 

Please do not send your child to school if...

  • You have been contacted by the school or track and trace and told that your child needs to self-isolate
  • Any member of your household has tested positive, in which case your child and other members of your household must isolate for 10 days from when the person who tested positive showed their first symptoms or when they tested positive (if they were asymptomatic - not showing symptoms)
  •  If your child or any member of your household is showing symptoms - in which case you must arrange a test and all members of the household self-isolate until you receive the results

Please click below to view our procedures and guidance in the case of a positive COVID19 test 

      Procedures for dealing with a positive COVID19 Test

      Guide for parents responding to Coronavirus symptoms and contact tracing

 Listed below is a letter from Mr Browning with details of Emergency Closure Procedures and the Home School Agreement.



Year 7 8.10 am English Door 2.20 pm (1.05pm Wednesday)
Year 8 8.35 am Science Door 2.45 pm (1.00 pm Thursday)
Year 9 8.50 am Art Door 3.00 pm (1.30 pm Friday)
Year 10 8.20 am English Door 2.35 pm 
Year 11 8.10 am Service Road /Scarlett's Entrance  2.25pm (3.25 pm for intervention) 


School Risk Assessment for COVID-19 updated 4th March 2021 

Please click here to view the updates to the

Behaviour Policy

 Attendance Policy

Child Protection Policy 

Safeguarding Policy 

Latest guidance from the Department of Education

Please contact school if you have any further questions.

                                              For help and advice during COVID-19 please click here


 Latest update:  10th June 2021