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Sixth formers sent home after positive Covid-19 case at Sir William Robertson Academy, Welbourn




Year 12 and 13 students from Sir William Robertson Academy have been sent home after a student tested positive for the coronavirus.

The school, in Welbourn, sent a note to parents this morning (Tuesday) informing them of the positive case and telling Year 12 and 13 students to stay at home.

The letter, from head Mark Guest, states: "We have identified all the student's close contacts and we can confirm that the student does not travel on any of our school bus routes with any other pupils."

Sir William Robertson Academy, Welbourn. (42673610)
Sir William Robertson Academy, Welbourn. (42673610)

Virtual learning will be set up for sixth form students from tomorrow, the letter adds.

Mr Guest also recognised that there would be "anxiety amongst parents" but assured them that the action taken was "carefully planned, proportionate" and following advice from Lincolnshire's health protection team.

Yesterday, a student was reported as testing positive at Toot Hill School, Bingham.

The pupil is self-isolating in line with the government guidance, along with other members of the year ten bubble who have been identified as ‘close contacts’ of the student, following discussion with Public Health England.

Toot Hill School in Bingham confirms one positive case of coronavirus as Nottinghamshire gets ready for announcement of further restrictions

A secondary school and sixth form has confirmed a positive case of coronavirus.

Toot Hill School in Bingham recorded the single positive case of covid over the weekend, says the Nova Education Trust.

The student who has tested positive will be self-isolating in line with the government guidance, along with other members of the Year 10 bubble who have been identified as ‘close contacts’ of the student, following discussion with Public Health England.

The trust added: "All students who are isolating at home will continue to receive teaching via the school's remote working platforms, to ensure they do not fall behind in their learning.

"A letter has been sent home today to the parents/carers of all Toot Hill students informing them of the situation.

"Toot Hill will remain open to all other students and will continue to operate accordingly."



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