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Breaking News ! One pupil at a Bedminster Down primary school has been tested for coronavirus after experiencing symptoms. Leaders at Cheddar Grove are now awaiting results before ordering the entire year group to self isolate. In total, 18 children who go to the school, which is part of the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, are already in quarantine after a member of their household has shown symptoms. School chiefs said families have been experiencing 'great difficulty booking tests', which has lead to more than a dozen pupils not attending. Read More Related Articles Clifton College confirms coronavirus case - pupils isolating Read More Related Articles Coronavirus death confirmed in Bristol Paul Jeffery, head teacher at Cheddar Grove Primary School, said: "We have no confirmed cases of Covid-19 at Cheddar Grove Primary. "Two children from our school of 380 pupils were sent home ill yesterday. One had suspected coronavirus symptoms and has been tested this morning. "We are aware of a further 18 children who are self isolating because they or a member of their household has shown symptoms. A number of families have had great difficulty booking tests, and we are supporting these parents and their children. "Apart from these absences, attendance rates in all year groups are as expected for this time of year, when it is not uncommon for children to develop coughs, colds, other viruses and stomach bugs. "With the support of Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, we are continuing to follow all the protective procedures recommended by the NHS, the city council and the Department for Education and we are grateful to the vast majority of parents and children who are observing the guidance in order to safeguard themselves and others." Wellsway Multi Academy Trust runs a number of schools including Chandag Infant School, in Keynsham, Wansdyke Primary School, in Whitchurch and Bedminster Down School. Read More Related Articles Boris Johnson reveals when people should get a test - and when schoolchildren should be sent home Other schools affected in and around Bristol Monday, September 7: Hans Price Academy in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. The school saw a teacher test positive, but remained open. Tuesday, September 8: Churchill Academy and Sixth Form in North Somerset. 57 kids were forced to self-isolate following a confirmed case. Thursday, September 10: Shirehampton Primary School.
. Thursday, September 10: Two Mile Hill Primary School in South Gloucestershire, just outside of the border of Bristol, had a case confirmed. One pupil tested positive leading 160 students of mixed ages to self-isolate. Thursday, September 10: John William Oasis Academy. One case has been confirmed, leading all of Year 7 to isolate. Thursday, September 10: Kings' Forest Primary School. One Year 1 pupil tested positive and so 27 of their classmates were put in isolation. Friday, September 11: Compass Point Primary School in Bedminster had a case confirmed. Students were sent home and told to isolate there for 14 days after someone in their "pod" tested positive for coronavirus. Staff who had been teaching the Year 6 pod have also been sent home and told to self-isolate. In total one case has been confirmed and 29 children and three staff members are isolating. Thursday, September 16: Coronavirus confirmed at Elmfield School for Deaf Children in the Southmead ward. The school has one confirmed case and 19 students are self-isolating. Thursday, September 16: Coronavirus was confirmed at Bristol Brunel Academy in the Eastville ward. The entirety of year eight are self-isolating. Thursday, September 16: Clifton College confirmed a case. All of year eight are self-isolating. Coronavirus school outbreaks rising: Find out how parents are reacting to their kids being back at school
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