All Year 12 students at Wellingborough school sent home after confirmed Covid case

The whole year group has been sent home as a precaution

By Stephanie Weaver
Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 4:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 4:28 pm

All Year 12 students at a school in Wellingborough have been sent home following a confirmed case of Covid-19.

A letter sent out to parents by Wrenn School today (Tuesday) says a member of the school community has tested positive for coronavirus.

The letter from principal Steve Elliott, which has been seen by the Northants Telegraph, says they are continuing to monitor the situation and the school is working closely with Public Health England.

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In his letter, Mr Elliott says: "The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must self-isolate for 14 days.

"As a precaution, we have decided to send all of our Year 12 students home in order to ensure that there are no further cases within this bubble.

"All teaching and learning will continue live on Teams, as per their normal timetable, to maintain our high expectations."

And the letter goes on to say: "We will endeavour to reintegrate Year 12 back into school as soon as we are happy the current risk is mitigated.

The London Road campus of Wrenn School in Wellingborough

"Further guidance will be issue before the end of the week.

"The other bubbles in school remain open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well."

Several schools in the area have had confirmed cases of Covid-19 in recent days, including Manor School in Raunds, St Mary's CE Primary School in Burton Latimer, as well as the Ferrers School and Henry Chichele Primary in Higham Ferrers.

Wrenn School is part of the Creative Education Trust and has two sites in London Road and Doddington Road, Wellingborough.

The Northants Telegraph asked the school for the comment, but a spokesman said they have no comment to make.

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