TWO students and one teacher at a secondary school in Tetbury have tested positive for coronavirus.

All Year 10 students at Sir William Romney’s School were sent home at 11am on Friday after a positive case was confirmed in that year group.

Headteacher Jon Bell confirmed that as of yesterday, Wednesday, two Year 10 pupils had tested positive for the virus and one teacher.

As well as the entire Year 10 ‘bubble’, all teachers who were in contact with the two positive students have been sent home to isolate.
Year 10 pupils are currently working from home, having lessons on Microsoft Teams.

The year group have been told to return to school on Thursday, October 22.
News that the first student had tested positive came just two days after the teacher’s case was confirmed.

In a letter sent to parents last Wednesday, October 7, Mr Bell said: “We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

“The small number of staff who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus have received a letter informing them that they must stay at home for 14 days.”