King's Lynn School tells Year 10 pupils to stay home due to Covid cases
Springwood High School has today taken the decision to close for all Year 10 students for two weeks, starting tomorrow (Monday).
Andy Johnson, executive headteacher, said the decision was taken following a meeting between the school, Norfolk County Council and Public Health England.
"We've made this decision to create a 'circuit break' within Year 10 following a number of cases in the year group, some of which have now been linked," he said.
"There has also been a rapidly rising number of cases within the King's Lynn area in recent days and this has been reflected in particular within the Year 10 cohort."
All Year 10 students have been told to follow their normal curriculum at home and will be expected to attend virtual lessons and complete work online. The students will return to school on Monday, November 30.
Mr Johnson added: "In addition to the closure of Year 10, all staff who teach the year group will also be tested for Covid-19 during the next few days. The rest of the school population should continue to attend as usual."
A tweet sent to parents yesterday from the school said: "We hope that you understand that we have not taken this decision lightly, but have done this to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the school and wider community."