Barrowcliff School closes and lessons go online after positive Covid test results

A Scarborough school is teaching all children at home until the end of term because of coronavirus.

By Sarah Fitton
Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 6:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 6:32 pm

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In a letter dated Monday, Barrowcliff School informed parents that it would be shut to pupils and that lessons would go online from the following day (Tuesday) until the school shuts for Christmas on Thursday.

In a letter to parents, the primary school's headteacher Mark Rogers said the decision had been made after several class bubbles were told to isolate following positive Covid-19 test results.

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Classroom at Barrowcliff School

The letter said: "As you may be aware, we have had to ask a number of class bubbles to isolate due to positive Covid-19 tests.

"In order to support all our pupils, the decision has been made that school will not be open to pupils from today and we will move to remote learning for all pupils from Tuesday, December 15 until Thursday, December 17.

"Please be aware that if your child has been asked to isolate, this needs to continue until the date you have been given.

"Everyone at school wishes you all a great holiday, stay safe, and we’ll see you back here for the start of the spring term on Tuesday, January 5."

Parents of children in the school's Class 7 were told on Saturday that their children's class would start home learning after two members of that class tested positive for coronavirus.

On Sunday, parents of pupils in Class 9 were given the same instructions after a child in the class received a positive test.

Also on Sunday, the school announced that children in Classes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and the school's Nursery should also stay home, with the school posting on its website: "All of these groups need to isolate as we cannot be certain which children in each bubble may have been in contact with those that have tested positive."