Class sent home for two weeks from Banbury primary school due Covid-19 impact

A class of pupils from a Banbury primary school have been sent home for 14 days due to a positive Covid-19 case connected to the school.

Dashwood Academy Banbury (photo from school's Facebook page)
Dashwood Academy Banbury (photo from school's Facebook page)

One class of 30 pupils and two members of the teaching community are all self-isolating now at Dashwood Academy Banbury.

A spokesperson for the Aspirations Academies Trust, which runs Dashwood Academy, said: "A member of the Dashwood school community has tested positive for Covid-19.

"As a result, a social bubble of 30 children in year one and two members of the school community are now self-isolating for 14 days. One week will fall as half-term.

"We have been directed to follow this course of action by Public Health England. We apologise for the disruption this causes, however, we are obliged to follow the advice of PHE in relation to Covid-19.

"The wellbeing of our students and staff is also of the utmost importance to us. Remote learning has resumed for the children that are self-isolating and learning packs have also been sent out where appropriate.

Teachers will also be in contact to discuss lesson plans and there will be further guidance and support for any students who need it. One week of the school’s closure will fall as half-term which further minimises disruption to learning.

A deep clean is now underway. We look forward to staff and students returning to Dashwood Academy on Monday November 2nd.

"Dashwood Academy remains open for all other year groups and classes.''