Berkshire news Full list of Berkshire schools with pupils self-isolating as number rises MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Schools in Reading, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Maidenhead and Thatcham have pupils that are self-isolating
Breaking News ! The number of schools where pupils are self-isolating due to positive coronavirus tests in Berkshire has reached 14. All schools returned for the winter term this month, but some pupils are already self-isolating after positive tests for coronavirus. Those that have come into close contact with those that have tested positive are also isolating. In some cases, it has led to large numbers of pupils sheltering at home. At Katesgrove Primary School in Reading, an entire class bubble is self-isolating after one pupil tested positive, and at Kennet School, in Thatcham, 20 pupils are sheltering and studying at home. Find out how you can get the latest news from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox At the time of writing on Wednesday, September 16, there are 14 schools which have announced that members of the school community must stay at home. See the full list of schools by town below. Reading Pupils at Katesgrove Primary School. A class bubble is in self-isolation Katesgrove Primary School It is not clear how many attendees at Katesgrove Primary School are self-isolating because of coronavirus, but Reading Borough Council confirmed an "entire class bubble" is staying at home. A spokesperson for the council, and its children's services company Brighter Futures for Children, said: "We can confirm that a child at Katesgrove Primary School in Reading has tested positive for Covid-19. "As a result the child, and the relevant class bubble, has been sent home to self-isolate for a period of 14 days in accordance with Public Health England guidance. "Individuals or class bubbles self-isolating in this way is a fundamental part of schools re opening in a Covid secure way and a key tactic in helping to contain the spread of the virus in both our schools and in our local communities." St Mary and All Saints CofE Primary School Three pupils at St Mary and All Saints CofE Primary School are sheltering at home after Covid-19 testing. Although only one of three has tested positive, all three pupils are self-isolating as a precaution. Maiden Erlegh School The council also reported that Maiden Erlegh School in Crescent Road also has an attendee who has tested positive for the virus. Slough There are five schools in Slough that have had single positive cases of COVID-19. Slough Borough Council has confirmed the following schools have confirmed cases: Beechwood School Upton Grammar The Westgate Slough and Eton Church of England Business & Enterprise College Western House Primary Maidenhead Manor Green School At Manor Green special school, 19 pupils are self-isolating after a confirmed case of coronavirus.
. We have followed our plans meticulously. We planned in advance, as all schools have done. "We'll continue to monitor the situation incredibly carefully, and we're working very carefully with the local health protection authority to decide what we need to do next." Furze Platt Senior School Elsewhere, a sixth form pupil at Furze Platt Senior School tested positive. A number of other pupils that they came into contact with are also sheltering and studying at home. Thatcham
Kennet School in Stoney Lane, Thatcham, where 20 pupils are self-isolating
Kennet School Kennet School in Thatcham has confirmed 20 pupils are self-isolating following one confirmed case of coronavirus. A school spokesperson said: "Following Public Health England enquiries and guidance, there are 20 pupils within the school community who are self-isolating for 14 days as a precaution, all of whom are able to access their learning remotely. "Their families are not required to self-isolate and the full guidance applies if they do develop symptoms. "There is a rigid cleaning regime which sees every classroom desk and chair cleaned with anti-viral solution at the end of every lesson regardless of who is using it the following lesson." Bracknell Forest Three schools in Bracknell Forest have had confirmed cases of coronavirus. They are: Brakenhale School, a Year 13 student tested positive for Covid-19 and is sheltering for 14 days. All students that came into contact with them are also self-isolating as a precaution. Garth Hill College sixth form pupil. They have missed the start of term as a result of the positive case. Edgbarrow School in Crowthorne. Although the school did not confirm the pupil's year group, that pupil and any other children and staff they have come into contact with are now in isolation.
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