A SCHOOL has sent children home after two pupils have tested positive for Coronavirus. 

King's St Alban's has sent home children in year 5 and 2 to isolate, while reception and year 1 children were sent home for today (Tuesday15)

Gareth Doodes, Headmaster of The King’s Foundation said:

‘This morning a parent in one of our junior schools, King’s St Alban’s, alerted us to a positive Covid test result for siblings in Year 5 and Year 2.  The children last attended school on Friday September 11."

"We followed our fully prepared procedures which included contacting Public Health England (PHE).  Whilst we wait for further guidance from PHE, we have sent pupils in Year 5 and Year 2 home to isolate until September 28 and are in the process of contacting staff who may have come into close contact with the pupils."

Mr Doodes said: "As a precautionary measure, pupils in Reception to Year 1 have been sent home for the remainder of today whilst we deep clean the school. Clearly this is a worrying time for the parents and pupils involved, and the school will do everything to support them."

"We are fully prepared for online teaching and learning which starts with immediate effect. Our excellent provision will ensure that none of our pupils are in any way disadvantaged by having to remain at home."