First coronavirus case at York school – Classmates asked to stay home

Huntington School in York
6 Oct 2020 @ 7.59 am
| Health

One of York’s biggest schools has recorded its first coronavirus case.

A student in the sixth form at Huntington School has tested positive for Covid-19.

As a result, classmates in the Year 13 student’s bubble – including those who share lessons or the tutor group – have been asked not to come in to school today (Tuesday).

More information is being sent out to the affected students and parents later today.

Huntington School head teacher John Tomsett told YorkMix: “It is our first case, and our highly effective trace and isolate system will ensure that all our students and staff remain safe.”

The school has systems in place to continue remote learning when students have to self-isolate.

For individuals, work will be posted on the school’s Microsoft Teams network.

If a year group bubble ends up self-isolating, then the teachers are preparing to provide video lessons.