Kettering school reports two more cases of Covid

Some children have been told to self-isolate

By Sam Wildman
Friday, 13th November 2020, 10:30 am
Updated Friday, 13th November 2020, 10:32 am
Bishop Stopford School.
Bishop Stopford School.

A Kettering secondary school has confirmed two more cases of Covid-19 and has told some children to self-isolate.

Bishop Stopford School in Headlands wrote to parents yesterday afternoon (Thursday) to inform them that two "members of the school community" had tested positive for the virus.

It's believed to be the fifth time parents have been notified that the school has been affected since the start of the academic year in September, having confirmed its fourth case last month.

A letter from headteacher Jill Silverthorne said: "We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.

"The parents of children who have been in close contact with the individuals who have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have received a letter informing them that their child

must stay at home for 14 days."

The letter added: "I would personally like to thank all students for their continued adherence to our protocols in school, and for your support in encouraging them to maintain the standards required.

"We will continue to keep all activity and our risk assessment under review to ensure that school remains Covid-secure."

Dozens of schools across the county have reported cases of coronavirus since the start of the new academic year.

As of November 1, there were 33 active outbreaks in Northamptonshire schools and colleges according to public health officials.

Corby special educational needs school Red Kite Academy has temporarily closed because of staff self-isolating.