Wroxton Primary School closed due to COVID-19


School will not reopen until 2nd November

Wroxton Primary School has announced the whole school will be closed from today until after Half Term week due to COVID-19.

Prior to this morning’s change the Eagles class (Reception / Year 1) had already been closed for 14 days. That closure started last Wednesday with children due to return on Wednesday 21st.

The message posted by the school says they plan to reopen on Monday 2nd November.

A letter to parents says, “A small number of members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19. All being well, we fully expect to open again after half term on 2nd November.

“Many of you will be aware that the school made the decision last week to close Eagles class (Reception/Year 1) when a member of staff tested positive and as a result Public Health England advised a number of other staff to self-isolate.

“We have now had more positive tests back and, as a precaution, ODST has advised Mrs Guiness and the Chair of the Local Governing Body to close the whole school and arrange for a deep clean.

“The health and safety of your children, our teachers and other staff remains our top priority and we have taken this decision with that in mind. We have notified Public Health England – you should be aware that
they have not required us to close, as the number of positive cases is so small, and they are confident that the school is not at the centre of an outbreak, but Wroxton is a small school and we think in these exceptional
circumstances that it is ‘better to be safe than sorry’.

“I am really sorry about the disruption that this will inevitably cause you as a family. The school is prepared and will be delivering learning remotely to your children over the next two weeks. The teachers will give you
more details about that”.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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