Latest College Updates: Covid Information

Update 4th January 2022

Before returning to College, please carry out a lateral flow test to confirm you do not have COVID.

Testing with Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) will take place in R313 (Rotherfield) during student tutorial time. For the first tutorial session, students are required to go to R313, for a Lateral flow Test. The lateral flow test is recommended, but not mandatory.

When in College you will be required to wear a face covering at all times until further notice. If you are medically exempt, you must wear the corresponding lanyard.

All exams planned for January will still take place and you are required to attend to pass your course.

All lessons will continue to be face to face. If lessons need to be moved online, you will be notified.

We recommend carrying out a lateral flow test at least twice per week. Test kits can be picked up from both reception areas (Rotherfield and Deanfield)

If you feel unwell prior to coming to College, please do not come in. Take a lateral flow test and notify the College of your absence via your Faculty Administrator.

Please notify us immediately if you test positive for COVID via a lateral flow or PCR test. Parents/ guardians are to call the relevant Faculty Administrator and provide evidence of the PCR notification for this to be an authorised absence.

Update 15th December

From 14th December 2021, adults who are fully vaccinated and all children and young people aged between 5 to 18 years and 6 months identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, are strongly advised to take a lateral flow device (LFD) test every day for 7 days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result.

Daily testing for contacts of COVID-19 will help protect education settings by reducing transmission and will also help keep pupils in face-to-face education. Once notified by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact, all eligible staff, pupils and students should take an LFD each day for 7 days and report the results through the Online Reporting System and to the College.  

If they test negative, they can continue to attend College. If they test positive, they should self-isolate and order a PCR test to confirm the result. If the PCR is positive, they must self-isolate for 10 days. If the PCR test is negative, they no longer need to self-isolate but should continue to carry out the remainder of the daily tests, and only need to isolate if it is positive.

Anyone over the age of 18 years and 6 months who is not vaccinated, must isolate in line with government guidelines if they are a close contact of a positive case.

All students have access to LFD tests throughout the Christmas period, if you require tests please pick this up from your Tutor’s office or Deanfield or Rotherfield receptions, this should give you enough kits until the end of December 2021.

Until then, do report your test result, whatever it is, to the NHS site as instructed within the kit, and also use the following link to report the result to the College >>Report your result here

Under current government guidance, when College re-opens on 5th January 2022, the College will be doing on site testing where all students will be offered lateral flow tests on site at the start of term.

Update 29th November 

The Department for Education have instructed us that face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all settings by students, staff, visitors, unless they are exempt, from Monday, 29th November 2021.

Students should also continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt.

Update 26th February

Return to College

Following the Government’s announcement, we are pleased to inform you that the students will be returning to face-to-face learning on campus from Monday 8th March. We will be carrying out a phased return of students over the w/c 8th March as follows:

From Monday 8th March

A-level Year 2 students

Level 3 Diploma Year 2 students

Level 2 students

Level 1 Foundation students

From Wednesday 10th March

Level 3 Diploma Year 1 students

From Thursday 11th March

A-level Year 1 students

Further information has been sent to students directly.

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff and students back to the College and would like to thank all of our teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication to remote learning as well as congratulating our students for their adaptability and resilience in the face of these trying times.


We will be offering Lateral Flow Testing to all students and staff returning to College, to identify Covid-19 in those people who are asymptomatic. Students will self-administer the test under the supervision of College staff and volunteers. More information will be sent to students and parents, along with details on students providing consent to being tested.


A Levels

On the 25th February the Government announced that A Level exams will not take place in England, however students will be assessed by their teachers. Teachers will be given clear guidance on using a range of evidence to assess students, including coursework and optional questions from exam boards that teachers can use.

Vocational Subjects

Grades will be assessed by teachers and tutors and exams for occupational courses, which lead directly to employment, will still take place in line with public health measures. Alternative arrangements will be made for those who cannot access the assessments.

All A Level and Vocational students will only be assessed on completed and future work, so students should continue to study and engage. There will be checks by schools, colleges and awarding organisations to ensure fairness for all. Every student will have the right to appeal their grade.

All grades will be announced during the week of the 9th August

For more information CLICK HERE 



Update 23rd February

The Prime Minister has announced that all students are to return to schools and colleges on the 8th March.
We will be in contact with students via their student emails and the College portal in the coming days with more information regarding their return to College.

Update 2nd February

16-19 Tuition Fund Statement
The Henley College is glad to announce receipt of additional funding to support students who are re-sitting GCSE English and GCSE mathematics qualifications as part of their programmes
of study at the College. Read the full statement below.

Guidance on Remote Learning During the Coronavirus
This guidance sets out expectations for students if the College moves from classroom-based learning to remote or blended learning in response to the Coronavirus. Read the full guidance below.

Remote Blended Learning Policy

This policy explains the College's approach to remote or blended learning, delivery of the curriculum, pastoral care and safeguarding, as well as the expectations for members of the College community with regard to remote learning. Read the full policy here.



If you need to contact the College please email


Update 6th January 2021

All exams scheduled to take place during the national lockdown have been cancelled. 

>>Read our full statement here 

If you have any questions or queries please email


Update 4th January 2021

Following this evening’s announcement from the Prime Minister, arrangements for this week remain the same. The curriculum is being delivered online to all students, and students are learning remotely at home. 

The only students attending College this week are students who have been asked to attend for specific purposes, and students who are taking diploma qualifications, and who have external examinations this week.

According to the Department for Education, the January external exams for diploma qualifications are taking place as planned. The exams start tomorrow, Tuesday, 5th January and continue to Wednesday, 20th January. If you are scheduled to take an external exam(s) this month, please attend the exam(s). 

The phased return of Year 2 A Level students in the w/c Monday 11th January will not now take place. All learning will be delivered online until the February half-term, and students, except for a small number of students who will be invited into College because of special circumstances, will study online at home. Please email your tutor or teacher if you require any further information.


Update 30th December 2020

Arrangements for the Start of Term

The arrangements for students taking exams in the first week of term, w/c Monday, 4th January, will remain the same. If you are scheduled to take an exam in the w/c 4th January, you should come into College for your exam as planned.

Only students who are taking exams, or students who have been contacted by their teacher for other specific reasons, should come into College in the w/c 4th January. Transport into College will resume from Monday, 4th January as usual. College buses will operate as planned. Trains will be running a limited service.

If you have an exam in the w/c 4th January, and you are aware you may have symptoms of the coronavirus, or are awaiting a test result, you should not attend College. Attend College only when you have recovered, or when you have received a negative test result.

In all other cases, the first week of term, w/c 4th January, will be a week of remote learning which you will do at home. Your teacher will contact you at the start of term with instructions about what and how you will study in that week.

From the w/c Monday 11th January, Year 2 A Level students and students who are taking exams should come into College. For Year 1 A Level students, and Year 1 and Year 2 students taking diploma qualifications, the w/c Monday 11th January will be a week of remote learning that you will do at home. Full attendance at College for all students will resume from the w/c Monday, 18th January.



Students who have exams in January should wear a face covering during their examination(s), unless exempt from wearing a face covering, or if you have a reason why you believe you should not wear a face covering. Please let the invigilator know, if you will not be wearing a face covering during the examination.

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Covid-19 Testing 


We will issue a further update next week regarding arrangements we will put in place to administer tests for staff and students who consent to be tested.   

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