September 7, 2020 5.15 pm This story is over 44 months old

Grantham school sends full year group home after COVID case

The second school to report a coronavirus case today

All Year 7 pupils, along with four staff, have been sent home from a school in Grantham after one of the students tested positive for coronavirus.

King’s School on Brook Street recently welcomed all pupils back on Wednesday. But headmaster Simon Pickett sent a letter to parents on Monday afternoon with the news.

A boy from Foxe House in the school had developed symptoms of a cold after school on Wednesday.

The pupil, who does not travel to school by bus, did not return on Thursday or Friday. He had a coronavirus test on Thursday and on Sunday it came back as positive.

The school contacted Public Health England and after completing a risk assessment, they followed advice to send all Year 7 pupils home.

Staff who taught the student on Wednesday were also sent home, with both now self-isolating for 14 days.

The school added that any Year 7 student or staff affected that receives a negative test result must still self-isolate.

Following the isolation period they can return to school on Friday, September 18.

Meanwhile, a member of staff at a primary school near Lincoln has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating, along with 30 children and three other staff within that bubble.