I am writing to inform you that we have had seven further positive Covid cases in Year 9 reported to us since my last update earlier in the week. All positive cases are close contacts of the cases earlier this week, most were asymptomatic and have tested positive following the precautionary PCR test taken before they return to school.

I have spoken several times this week with Matt Walker from PHE Northumberland and his team met on Friday to discuss the cases. The team were very happy with all the measures being taken by the school to prevent and contain the virus.

They have also asked us to remind parents about the importance of self isolating and seeking PCR tests if symptomatic about the importance of twice weekly LFD testing and reporting the result.

The letter issued to parents and carers on 6 June, can be read in full here