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I am writing to let you know about a number of positive Covid-19 cases affecting staff and pupils within our school this week.  We currently have 20 children and two staff members who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Year 5, with additional pupils and staff awaiting the results of PCR tests so these figures might increase.


As a school, we have worked hard to take every step to minimise the spread of the virus. We have worked closely with the City Council and followed advice from Public Health and the DfE throughout the pandemic and we are reassured that the measures we have in place in school are the right ones.


However, the council and Public Health England have today advised me that we should close Year 5 from Monday to help reduce the spread of the virus in our school.


Year 5 will close and move to remote learning from Monday 20th September and not return to school until Monday 27th September.


I am aware that this will cause concern among our wider school community. Please be assured that this is not a decision that has been taken lightly but in this instance, the guidance from the council and Public Health England was clear.