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Spalding Grammar School confirms three students test positive for COVID-19

A Spalding secondary school has told an entire year group to self-isolate after three students tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Year 9 students from Spalding Grammar School are currently being taught remotely at home after senior staff learned that the positive tests, reported yesterday (Wednesday) were "seemingly related".

But deputy head teacher Suzanne Ingram assured parents that a "calm environment" was being maintained at the school, despite six students having tested positive for COVID-19 since the term started in September.

Spalding Grammar School. (11914599)
Spalding Grammar School. (11914599)

Mrs Ingram said: "Yesterday, we had three students in the same year group, Year 9, who tested positive for COVID-19.

"In our investigation, the cases were seemingly related and so the headmaster (Steven Wilkinson) took the decision to ask the Year 9 group in its entirety to self-isolate.

"We have quite rigorous systems in place so we can identify those who have been in closest proximity with those students and we work closely with public health officers every time a positive test comes in."

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Mrs Ingram confirmed that Year 9 students are due to return to school lessons on November 30 and, in the meantime, a "live teaching system" would ensure that they followed their normal timetable while at home.

"We are trying to keep a sense of normality at the school and there is a calm environment where we have our systems in place in the interests of the education of all of our students," Mrs Ingram said.

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