Helpful information during the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 testing is to begin in Aspire Academy week beginning 11th January, 2021, this will allow us to do our part in the fight against the pandemic by helping to reduce the spread of the virus, permitting students and staff to remain in school.

You can find all the relevant documents regarding our testing programme below:

COVID testing

Consent form
Updated: 07/01/2021 140 KB
Parent and staff letter
Updated: 07/01/2021 85 KB
Privacy Notice
Updated: 07/01/2021 160 KB

The tests for students will be going out on a rolling programme from Thursday, 18th March, with all first week tests given to all students by Friday, 19th March. 

Results must be reported both on the NHS website and on our Aspire Academy Google form, which you can find by clicking the links below:

NHS website

Aspire Academy Google form


The students must be tested twice a week - on a Monday and Thursday - reporting the results must be done on the same day.

In response to the COVID-19 situation Aspire Academy is adhering to guidance from the Department for Education.

For further advice on student work please visit the home learning guidance pages by clicking here or contact the subject email addresses that can be found on that page.

For any other enquiries please email

You can read our recently updated Safeguarding: Guidance for safer working practice policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and all our other policies at

Click this link to read the COVID-19 (coronavirus) absence: A quick guide for parents/carers


Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online


Useful links

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS have a crisis webpage which includes a newly launched mental health urgent response line that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

Blackpool Council COVID financial support scheme for household bills (gas, electric, utilities, council tax, etc):

Support with rent for those who receive housing benefit can be found at:

Short term emergency support is available from Blackpool Council with discretionary fuel payments:


Useful phone numbers if you are concerned about your fuel supply/bills:
British Gas – 0333 202 9802
EDF – 0333 200 5100
EON – 0345 052 000
N Power – 0800 073 3000
Scottish Power – 0800 027 0072
SSE – 0345 026 2658

Wellbeing and resource packs