Stoke-on-Trent school back open after Covid closure



A primary school has reopened for lessons from today – after being forced to close due to a coronavirus outbreak.

Grove Academy, in Northwood, was shut on Thursday and Friday last week after a member of its senior leadership team tested positive for Covid and was closed as normal on Bank Holiday Monday.

The positive lateral flow test followed a couple of confirmed cases involving pupils earlier in the week.

But the Turner Street school – which has more than 400 pupils – was back in action today.

Parents and grandparents have backed the school’s decision to reopen today.

Grandmother-of-six Linda Cotterill, aged 52, said: “I’m glad the school has reopened. We were told by a text message that there had been an outbreak of coronavirus in the school.”

Community carer Katy Marsden, aged 29, added: “I’m OK with the school reopening. We’re going to have to live with this now. You can’t keep closing the school every time someone has got Covid.”





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