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.”