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Three more Lincolnshire schools with coronavirus cases

In North Hykeham, Spalding and near Alford

Three more schools in Lincolnshire have had positive cases since Friday.

Lincolnshire County Council said on Monday that it is currently working with 22 schools that have had cases of coronavirus.

All remain open except for Cranwell Primary School.

The latest additions to the council’s list are St Helena’s Church of England Primary School (Willoughby, Alford), Spalding Grammar School and Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in North Hykeham.

A student tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy before the school was later removed from the council’s list, but it has since been added back after a second case.

In a letter to parents and carers headteacher, Dale Hardy said the school had been advised to send home some children from Year 9 for 14 days.

A student who has not been in school since September 22 has tested positive for COVID-19 and only children who have had contact with this person need to self-isolate.

Mrs Belton, headteacher at St Helena’s, also said a case in a letter to parents that children and staff in the Year 3/4 class (Miss Garrill and Mrs Langdale’s class) may have been in close contact with the person who tested positive.

These close contacts are now required to self-isolate for 14 days from Wednesday, September 23.

Schools with current confirmed cases:

  • Bourne Westfield Primary
  • Lincoln College
  • Bardney Primary School
  • Cranwell Primary School (closed)
  • Queen Elizabeth High School, Gainsborough
  • Gonerby Hill Foot Primary School, Grantham
  • Hackthorn Primary School
  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School
  • Lincoln UTC
  • Ellison Boulters Academy, Scothern
  • Ermine Academy, Lincoln
  • Tower Road Academy, Boston
  • William Farr School, Welton
  • Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School
  • Branston Community Academy
  • Bourne Abbey Primary Academy
  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle
  • Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School
  • Priory City of Lincoln Academy
  • St Helena’s Primary School, Willoughby
  • Spalding Grammar School
  • Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, North Hykeham

The King’s School in Grantham, The Holt Primary School in Skellingthorpe, Spalding High School, The Pilgrim School in Lincoln, Scampton Primary School, Ancaster Primary School, Barkston and Syston Primary School, Sutton on Sea Primary School, Stamford Endowed Schools, Kesteven and Grantham Girls School and St John the Baptist Primary School in Spalding are no longer active cases with Public Health England.

Andy Fox, consultant in public health, said: “As of this morning, Lincolnshire’s Health Protection Team is currently working with 22 schools that have had confirmed cases of coronavirus. All schools are taking action to limit the potential spread of the virus, with some pupils and staff self-isolating as a precaution.”

North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire Council said that since term resumed on September 3, there have been six confirmed cases in schools.

Phoenix Park Academy in Grimsby has confirmed two cases of coronavirus and has closed one of its sites.

A teacher at Cleethorpes Academy and a pupil at Stallingborough C of E Primary School tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.

A child in Year 6 at Lisle Marsden Church of England Primary Academy also tested positive.

The other two schools have not yet been publicly named.

North Lincolnshire

The exact number of schools with cases has not yet been disclosed by North Lincolnshire Council, but there is understood to be at least five.

South Axholme Academy on Burnham Road in Epworth has a confirmed case of coronavirus.

A member of staff at both St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe and Baysgarth School in Barton-upon-Humber tested positive for coronavirus.

Enderby Road Infant School in Scunthorpe also confirmed this week that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

A pupil at Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe tested positive for coronavirus last week, according to Grimsby Live.

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