Year 9 bubble affected after Covid case at Wellingborough secondary school

Pupils in the bubble have been asked to stay at home today (Wednesday)

Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 10:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 10:58 am

Year 9 pupils at a Wellingborough school have been asked to stay at home following a confirmed case of Covid-19.

A letter was sent out to parents of students in the Year 9 bubble at Wrenn School yesterday (Tuesday) informing them that 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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The London Road campus of Wrenn School in Wellingborough

All other year groups have been advised to attend school as normal.

The letter says: "As a precaution, we have decided to close our Year 9 bubble for tomorrow.

"This will enable us to generate a list of students who have been in close contact with the person who has tested positive and to allow for deep cleaning.

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

"Until the close contact list has been generated, please ensure your child isolates at home to keep the local community safe.

"Further guidance will be issued by the end of the day tomorrow.

"All other year group bubbles in school remain open and students should continue to attend as normal if they remain well."

This case comes just a few weeks after another member of the school community tested positive for coronavirus, resulting in all Year 12 students being sent home as a precaution.

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

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