September 30, 2020 4.08 pm This story is over 15 months old

Three more Lincolnshire schools with COVID-19 on Wednesday

New cases at Lincoln, Grantham and Boston schools

Lincoln Castle Academy is one of three to be added to Lincolnshire County Council’s list of local schools with cases of coronavirus.

The council said on Wednesday, September 30 that it is currently working with 25 schools, with all remaining open except for Cranwell Primary School.

The latest additions to the council’s list are Lincoln Castle Academy, Bluecoat Meres Academy in Grantham and Boston High School.

Lincoln Castle Academy, which is located on Riseholme Road, wrote to all parents to inform them that one of the students has tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, a small number of Year 7 children will remain at home for a duration of 14 days – see the full letter here.

Andy Fox, consultant in public health, said: “As of this morning, Lincolnshire’s Health Protection Team is currently working with 25 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 where necessary.”

Schools with current confirmed cases:

  • Lincoln College
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bluecoat Primary School, Stamford
  • Somercotes Academy, North Somercotes
  • The Deepings School
  • Lincoln Castle Academy
  • Bluecoat Meres Academy, Grantham
  • Boston High School

Bardney Primary School, Tower Road Academy in Boston and Bourne Westfield Primary are no longer active cases with Public Health England.

North East Lincolnshire

Since term resumed on September 3, there have been six schools with confirmed cases of coronavirus in North East Lincolnshire.

Only one school is still an active case. Phoenix Park Academy in Grimsby confirmed two cases of coronavirus and closed one of its sites.

Meanwhile, a student and staff member at Grimsby Institute have tested positive for COVID-19, but their cases are unrelated and they have been in self-isolation as a precaution, according to Grimsby Live.

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 six.

South Axholme Academy in Epworth and Enderby Road Infant School in Scunthorpe each have a 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.

A pupil at Frederick Gough School and a member of staff at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue (both in Scunthorpe) tested positive for coronavirus, according to Grimsby Live.

In addition, John Leggott College in Scunthorpe has a positive case of coronavirus, who is now self-isolating at home.

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