North Leamington School will be closed for two weeks due to an increase in Covid-19 cases among students and staff.
Leamington Secondary School will be closed from today until November 2nd.
The closure extends from October 26-30 during school half-time – and requires students to isolate themselves for 14 days.
Joy Mitchell, the school’s head teacher, said the decision was made following discussions between Public Health England and the Department of Public Health at Warwickshire County Council.
Parents and guardians of students at a school in Sandy Lane, Blackdown, were notified in a letter on Sunday, October 18, which was also published on the school’s website.
In the letter, Ms Mitchell said: “Over the past two weeks, we have been notified of many of the school community members of the students and staff who tested positive for Kovid-19.
She added: “We are closely monitoring the situation, responding promptly to any positive cases and working with Public Health England.
Unfortunately, despite all this, the situation at the school continues to improve.
“After discussing our current situation with Public Health England and Public Health in Warwickshire County Council, we have decided to close the school from Monday, October 19 to Monday, November 2, and we hope it will be fully open to all students as usual.”
Ms Mitchell said she was forced to isolate all students at the school to deal with the situation.
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She said: “We recommend that all students isolate themselves for 14 days as part of our collective effort to bring the virus back under control and prevent further outbreaks next time.”
The letter states that the school will continue to provide online education to all students through the dodge or school portal, depending on the year the children are studying.
The teacher is asked to email directly to any students who need further support.
Mitchell added: “I appreciate that this is not appropriate or that any of us would like it, but I hope you appreciate that it is needed, so we can return after half time without further interruptions to the study.”
The letter concluded with general health advice on Kovid-19.
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