Three more Banbury area schools partially close due to Covid-19

Three more Banbury schools have partially closed due to the impact of Covid-19.
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According to the Oxfordshire County Council's emergency school closure list, four of the seven schools across the county partially closed are in the Banbury area.

Class 3S from Bloxham Church of England Primary School is closed, as the children are self-isolating. The partial closure for Bloxham Primary School is from today Friday November 6 until Monday November 23 when the children will return to school from class 3.

Wykham Park Academy is also listed on the county's website as partially closed due to Covid-19.

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Four Banbury area schools impacted again by Covid-19

A spokesperson for Aspirations Academies Trust, which runs Wykham Park Banbury, said: ''The whole of Year 11 at Wykham Park Banbury is self-isolating following a cluster of Covid-19 cases this week.

"We apologise for any disruption this causes to learning but we are following Public Health England guidance in relation to Covid-19. Online learning has resumed and learning packs issued where necessary.

"Students who are self-isolating will also have contact with teaching staff who will be on hand to provide help and guidance. Our year 11 students will return to Wykham Park on November 23rd.

"'The school remains open for all other students and year groups.''

William Morris Primary School is also listed as a partial closure due to Covid-19. The year two bubble of pupils is now closed for a two-week period from yesterday, Wednesday November 4 to Thursday November 19.

The fourth local area school to be impacted by Covid-19 was listed as St John's Catholic Primary School (Academy) as closing one year 6 bubble just for today, Friday November 6.