Year group self-isolating after positive Covid-19 test at South Yorkshire school

Pupils at another South Yorkshire school are understood to be self-isolating after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 3:56 pm

Youngsters at Bramley Grange Primary School in Rotherham have been told to self isolate for 14 days, according to a text message sent to parents and seen by The Star.

The move is understood to affect Year 6 pupils in Mrs Gent’s class.

A message from headteacher Rachel Colquhoun said: “Children in Mrs Gent’s class must self isolate for 14 days.

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Bramley Grange Primary Academy.

"Public Health England says this means they must stay at home and not have contact with anyone outside their household.”

The school, in Howard Road, Rotherham, is a short distance away from Bramley Sunnyside School, which has also reported coronavirus cases.

It is the latest in a long line of nursery, primary, secondary schools and further education colleges across South Yorkshire to report coronavirus cases in recent weeks with establishments in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley all hit.