LUDLOW School has had another case of Covid-19.

This follows an outbreak at Bishops Castle Community College that has led to the closure of the College until Tuesday, November 24.

The latest case at Ludlow School came after a pupil began to feel unwell at the end of last week.

Head teacher Paula Hearle has issued a note to parents on social media.

“We have received the news that a student in Year 8 has tested positive for Covid-19, having started to feel unwell on Friday,” she said.

“The symptoms remain very mild, fortunately. It would appear that the index case for the virus is from outside of school.

“Year 8 will now need to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, and should return to school on Monday, November 30.

“Remote learning will be provided, and for students in receipt of free school meals, we will provide a hamper of provisions.”

Ms Hearle added that so far the school has had few cases and has been able to remain open for most students.

“Up to this point, we feel that Ludlow School has been fortunate in having very few cases, and have been able to keep open, for the most part, when nationally, and locally, schools are experiencing more difficulties,” she added.

“I do hope that, with our safety measures in school, that we have been able to contain this latest case, and that students, staff and their families can remain well, albeit at home for some.”

But Bishops Castle Community College, where 11 staff have tested positive leading to the closure of the college until next Tuesday, has been hit harder.

However, year 11 students will attend the college to complete mock examinations. Learning for all other students will be online.

Due to the number of school staff having to self-isolate, the school has taken the decision to close to all pupils until Tuesday, November 24

Rueben Thorley, head teacher at the College, confirmed that he is one of the staff self-isolating.

“While we do not have a direct COVID-19 outbreak at the school, we have a considerable number of staff – both teaching and support staff – who are required to self-isolate, including myself,” he said.

“This ultimately means that we have found ourselves in a position where there are too few staff available to teach, support and supervise children in school.

“The school will be closed until Tuesday, November 24 due to staff shortages. Year 11 will be attending to complete mock examinations but all other year groups will access learning through the Office 365 SharePoint remote learning provision.

“I understand this decision will cause some disruption for parents and carers, but my priority has to be the health and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and the wider community.”