Greenshaw High School has confirmed a positive case of coronavirus.

The school located in Grennell Road sent a "small number" of children home to self-isolate for 14 days.

On September 15, parents were informed that their children had been in "direct prolonged contact" with the person infected.

It has not been confirmed whether the confirmed case is a student or a member of staff.

Headteacher Nick House informed parents in a letter which stated:

"I wanted you to know directly that we have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Greenshaw High School.

"I know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

"The small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case have received individual contact and will be staying at home for 14 days.

"We were able to use seating plans to identify pupils in closest contact, which worked effectively.

"Our cleaning team responded immediately by delivering additional cleaning through the affected classrooms as well as high frequency contact points within the affected bubble.

"Greenshaw remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well.

"I am confident that we have responded to the situation effectively and swiftly.

"While we are taking significant precautionary measures, we are also in a place to respond quickly if needed."

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