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A student at another school in Calne has tested positive for Covid 19 leading to 12 students in Year 6 and 8 being sent home to self-isolate.

springfields academyThe Springfields Academy in Curzon Street, has said the students will be self-isolating until the 28th September and the school have been working closely with PHE to ensure all correct procedures are followed.

A spokesperson for Springfields Academy said:

“We can confirm that a pupil at Springfields Academy, Calne, has tested positive for COVID-19. 

“In line with guidance from the Department for Education and Public Health England, all children and staff in the classes affected are now self-isolating and return to school on the 28th September.  A deep clean of the zone and classrooms that the group was based in, is also taking place as a further precautionary measure.

“In the meantime, we will revert to providing virtual learning for all absent pupils whilst they are at home, so that they can continue their learning.

“The safety of our pupils and staff is our number one priority and we have written to parents to inform them and to reassure them of our processes and practices.”

Yesterday, 110 students and three members of staff were sent home from Kingsbury Green Academy for 14 days following a student testing positive.