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School closed due to Covid as more than 100 students isolate themselves Bath City News

A high school in Bath has closed due to a coronavirus outbreak.

Beechen Cliff School on Kipling Avenue says more than 100 students are self-isolating and a “significant number of staff” is not available.

The school, which has 1,313 students according to Ofsted, informed parents of the closure in a message on July 9.

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Chief Andrew Davies said: “You know the rates of Covid infections in the city of Bath have increased over the past fifteen weeks.

“The impact on schools has been dramatic and many staff and students are now forced to self-isolate following direct positive results or through close contact ‘follow and trace’ notifications.

“At Beechen Cliff, the current situation is that we have a significant number of staff unavailable to be in the school, as well as over 100 students forced into self-isolation.

“I have made the decision to close the school to students on Friday July 9 and Monday (July 12). Students will receive their learning ‘live’ as has been the case in the recent past, hoping that there will be continuity in teaching and learning.

“Within the school a deep cleaning will take place on Monday and by Tuesday we hope to see the majority of the staff with us again.”

Mr Davies described the four-day absence from school as a “firewall” to limit contact with all confirmed cases.

“You will understand that my goal is always to keep the school open but in the current situation it has become more and more problematic and I sincerely hope that this action will help us to offer a good level of learning and a more experience. wide until July 23, “he added.

Bath and North East Somerset have a rate of 310.4 Covid cases per 100,000 people, compared to the UK average of 301.5.

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