London coronavirus: List of schools with Covid-19 cases

A number of London schools have reported positive cases of coronavirus since returning.

Schools in Bromley, Croydon, Sydenham and Wandsworth have had at least one positive Covid-19 test.

In those cases, pupils and teachers are now self-isolating.

We have put all the schools together in a list:

Ridgeway Primary School and Nursery, Croydon

A staff member at Ridgeway Primary School and Nursery in South Croydon tested positive on Saturday, September 5.

The infected person was at the school prior to becoming symptomatic on Thursday, September 3 for a staff training day ahead of children returning to class on Monday, September 7.

The school has liaised with Public Health England and has been deep cleaned.

They said: “Our parents are fully aware of the positive case and have been very supportive.”

Staff members who were in “direct contact or proximity contact” with the infected person are self-isolating for 14 days.

St Michael’s Primary School, Wandsworth

Pupils in both Year 2 and Year 4 tested positive for the virus.

An email was sent out to parents to make them “aware of the situation and implications it has”.

The email said that children in the bubbles affected had been sent home and have to self-isolate for 14 days, and that they will only need to be tested if they become symptomatic.

It added: “The school will remain open for all other bubbles and we will ensure the additional cleaning measures continue.”

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The school intends to resume online learning for the Year 2 and Year 4 pupils.

Bromley College, Bromley

Bromley College has been deep cleaned after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus – though students have been told to still attend.

The college said extra measures have been brought in to ensure the safety of students.

A London South East Colleges spokesperson said: “We are working with Public Health England and following all guidance necessary to ensure the College environment is as safe as possible – including deep cleaning and self-isolation of staff who have come into close contact with the individual.”

Red Hill Primary School, Bromley

Red Hill Primary School, in Chislehurst, confirmed an individual at the school has coronavirus and that everyone who was considered a “close contact” has been asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Headteacher Nicola Crockatt said: “We can confirm that an individual tested positive for Covid-19 last week. They were asymptomatic and the individual was undertaking routine testing as part of the National Office of Statistics.

“The school identified all close contacts of the individual who were asked to isolate for 14 days, and were advised to book a test if they began to show symptoms of Covid-19 themselves.

“Home education commenced immediately for the children who are now isolating. We look forward to welcoming them back to school once the isolation period is complete.”

Adamsrill Primary School, Sydenham

On Wednesday (September 9), parents of pupils in Year 4 received an email informing them of a positive Covid-19 test.

The email, shared on social media, was titled: “URGENT INFORMATION FOR YEAR 4 PARENT & CARER”

It then read: “We have been notified of a positive case of coronavirus which affects your child’s Year 4 bubble.

“We would ask you to keep your Year 4 child at home (on Thursday, September 10) to allow us to undertake a full risk assessment.

“Further details and instructions will follow once this has been completed.

“Many thanks for your understanding.

“Kind regards, Adamsrill Primary School.”

A Lewisham Council spokesperson said: “We have been notified of a positive case of coronavirus at Adamsrill School.

“Working closely with Public Health authorities and following agreed protocols, the school has advised parents of Year 4 children to stay at home on Thursday whilst a full risk assessment is undertaken.”

Harrow schools

At least six schools within Harrow have had to tell pupils or staff to go home and self-isolate after positive tests for coronavirus.

Harrow Council has confirmed that they are aware of at least eight positive Covid-19 tests across six schools in the borough.

While the council did not specify who from which schools were affected, a spokesperson from the council said: “The impact ranges from sending a handful of individuals (pupils and staff) home immediately to self-isolate to individual classes, and whole/or partial year groups.

“Each school immediately sought advice from Public Health England’s London Coronavirus Response Centre (LCRC) and followed the guidance provided including advising which students and staff should self-isolate immediately and carrying out thorough cleans. “

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