As schools across Sutton reopened for education, many were forced to respond to suspected or positive coronavirus cases.

Out of the 70 schools that reopened in Sutton, seven reported confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19.

The incidents have resulted in ‘bubbles’ of children being sent home to self-isolate.

The measure prevents children from interacting outside of their class or year group 'bubble' to reduce the risk of the virus.

The following list is based on cases that have been alerted to us and confirmed.

Glenthorne High School

Parents and carers were informed on September 17 that a Year 13 student had a confirmed case of Covid-19.

In an email sent to parents, head teacher Stephen Hume's said that only a "small number" of students had come into contact with the infected person.

Only those who were in close proximity with the student will be made to self-isolate for 14 days.

All saints Benhilton primary school

Your Local Guardian:

Parents at All Saints were notified on September 16 that a child, in Year 2, tested positive for Covid-19.

The school said they have made the decision to "proactively isolate any children and staff members that have come in close contact with the child."

The year group bubble will remain open.

St Elpheges Infant/Junior School 

Your Local Guardian:

St Elpheges sent 120 people home after students were absent with symptoms.

The school asked four classes to self isolate, with the entire year group in Year 3 and one class in Year 2.

Some staff also reported that they were developing coronavirus symptoms.

There has been no confirmed positive case.

John Fisher Catholic Boys School

Your Local Guardian:

The school asked all Year 8 pupils to self isolate following a positive test result for a Year 8 pupil.

Devonshire Primary School 

Your Local Guardian:

Devonshire Primary School instructed their entire Year 2 class to stay home after a teacher tested positive last week.

Cheam High

Your Local Guardian:

No bubbles are isolating as a positive test was received by staff members before pupils rejoined the school.

The school are currently liaising with the London Coronavirus Response Centre after a Sixth Form student tested positive.

Sherwood Park School 

Your Local Guardian:

The school asked ten pupils to self isolate after a suspected case was identified.

Sutton Council has since responded to concerns.

A spokesperson for Sutton Council said: “All schools in Sutton are currently open to all year groups as normal.

“Schools have been generally swift in taking action where necessary, liaising with the LCRC, the council, as well as informing parents and staff in order to manage the situations as they have arisen.”

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