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Seven more Lincolnshire schools with COVID-19 cases on Thursday

40 schools now affected

Seven more schools in the county, including five in the Lincoln area, have confirmed positive cases of coronavirus on Thursday.

Lincolnshire County Council said on October 8 that it is working with 40 schools with COVID-19 infections.

Some of the schools have had more than one case since term began in September, including Ermine Academy and Priory LSST in Lincoln.

The latest additions to the list are Manor Leas Junior School, St Hugh’s Catholic Primary, Ermine Academy, St Giles Academy, all in Lincoln, North Kesteven Academy (North Hykeham), Stamford Endowed Schools and Kirkstone House School (Baston).

In addition, Branston Community Academy, which was previously moved to the list of closed cases, wrote to parents and carers saying that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school on Thursday.

The small number of students who may have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case have received a letter with further instructions.

The school remains open and pupils should continue to attend if they remain well. This includes students in Year 9, but only those who have been identified as potential close contacts need to self-isolate.

The only school on the council’s list that is currently closed is Bluecoat Meres Academy in Grantham.

Andy Fox, consultant in public health, said: “As of this Thursday, Lincolnshire’s Health Protection Team is currently working with 40 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
  • Queen Elizabeth High School, Gainsborough
  • Hackthorn Primary School
  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School
  • Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School
  • Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School
  • Priory City of Lincoln Academy
  • St Helena’s Primary School, Willoughby
  • Somercotes Academy, North Somercotes
  • The Deepings School
  • Lincoln Castle Academy
  • Lincoln Carlton Academy
  • Bluecoat Meres Academy, Grantham (closed)
  • Boston High School
  • The Meadows Primary School, Lincoln
  • Waddington All Saints Academy
  • Dunholme St Chad’s Primary School
  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls School
  • Hogsthorpe Primary Academy
  • Cliffedale Primary School, Grantham
  • Gosberton House Academy
  • Bassingham Pre-School
  • Barrowby Primary School
  • Billingborough Primary School
  • The Priory Academy LSST
  • Priory Ruskin Academy, Grantham
  • Boston College
  • Hawthorn Tree School, Boston
  • Caistor Yarborough Academy
  • Haven High Academy, Boston
  • Malcolm Sargent Primary School, Stamford
  • St George’s Academy, Sleaford
  • St Peter and St Paul Academy, Lincoln
  • Kirkstone House School, Baston
  • North Kesteven Academy, North Hykeham
  • Stamford Endowed Schools
  • Manor Leas Junior School, Lincoln
  • St Hugh’s Catholic Primary, Lincoln
  • Ermine Academy, Lincoln
  • St Giles Academy, Lincoln

Bluecoat Primary School in Stamford is the latest school to be removed from the list as they are no longer active cases with Public Health England.

North East Lincolnshire

There are currently nine schools and education settings with confirmed cases of coronavirus in North East Lincolnshire that are active cases with Public Health England.

North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council said it was unable to provide data regarding schools in the region with coronavirus cases.

There is understood to have been at least six cases at North Lincolnshire schools since term restarted in September.

  • South Axholme Academy, Epworth
  • Enderby Road Infant School, Scunthorpe
  • St Lawrence Academy, Scunthorpe
  • Baysgarth School, Barton-upon-Humber
  • Frederick Gough School, Scunthorpe
  • Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue, Scunthorpe

In addition, John Leggott College in Scunthorpe has also had a positive case of coronavirus.