Secondary school Covid testing

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Dear Department for Education,

In the School Week Monday 5th to Friday 9th July how many Children between the ages of 11 - 18 were tested in English Secondary Schools? Out of the total, how many tested positive?

In the School Week Monday 6th to Friday 10th September how many Children between the ages of 11 - 18 were tested in English Secondary Schools? Out of the total, how many tested positive?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Daniels

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear  Mark Daniels 

Thank you for your recent enquiry which was received on 19/09/2021 16:38 .

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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Thank you for your request for information, which was received on
19 September 2021

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

NHS publish Covid-19 testing data weekly every Thursday. The data covers
Wednesday to Thursday each preceding week, rather than Monday to Friday.
All the published data is available at the link below:

[1]Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England) - GOV.UK
(www.gov.uk)

For the data on the number of LFD tests reported by secondary school
students and the number of positive results, please refer to Table 8 in
the ‘Tests conducted: 28 May 2020 to  22 September 2021’ excel file. This
includes the breakdown of LFD tests taken in secondary schools in England
each week since January 2021. There is a direct link to this file below.

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Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
 

Yours sincerely
 
Ross Connett

Intelligence & Evidence Cell | Covid Response Unit | Department for
Education
Tel: 07384 520972 | [3][email address]

 

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Dear ACCOUNT, Unmonitored,

You have not provided the information I requested. Instead you have sent a dead link that you hoped would send me to a website where I could find the information myself. I use an iPhone to access the Internet, so is it possible that the link you directed me to isn’t Apple friendly?

Could you please provide me with the information I requested ASAP?

Yours sincerely,

Mark daniels

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 16
October 2021

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Department is
not required to provide information in response to a request if it is
already reasonably accessible to you. The information you requested is
publicly available on the NHS Test and Trace website, a link is below:

[1]Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England) - GOV.UK
(www.gov.uk)

If you do not have access to the internet or a suitable device at home,
you may be able to use facilities at your local public library.

The Department for Health and Social Care are responsible for the NHS Test
and Trace data, so if you are unable to access then I would advise you to
contact them as the data owner.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by an
independent review panel, who were not involved in the original
consideration of your request.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kane Murray
Intelligence & Evidence Cell | Covid Response Unit
 
 
 

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