Headteacher tells entire year group to self isolate after pupils test positive for Covid-19

An entire year group is being sent home from one of Doncaster’s biggest secondary schools this morning after pupils tested positive for Covid-19.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 12:11 pm

Students at the McAuley Catholic High School in Cantley are being sent home after two pupils in Year 11 tested positive.

A post on the school’s Facebook page said: “As a consequence of two positive Covid-19 cases in Y11, Public Health England have advised school leaders to isolate the entire Year 11 cohort at home.

“Year 11 students will need to isolate for a period of two weeks from today.

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McAuley School.

“We apologise for the late notice given, however we are moving as swiftly as we possibly can based on the information and guidance we have received just this morning.

“Please keep an eye on school comms, social media and the school website for more information later today. Many thanks for your support at this difficult time.”

Last Monday, the school announced that a Year 11 pupil at the school in Cantley Lane had tested positive for coronavirus.

It is not clear if the latest positive tests are separate to that case.

The announcement comes after another of Doncaster’s biggest secondary schools announced that students would have to self isolate.

Outwood Academy Danum said that due to a positive Covid case, students in years 7, 10 and 11 will have to isolate today while cleaning measures are carried out.