Barlby Bridge Community Primary School has had to close for a deep clean after a covid outbreak affected a number of classes.
Headteacher, Claire Hughes, said: “We made the decision to close the school after a number of positive coronavirus cases were confirmed among staff and pupils. This will allow a thorough deep cleaning of the school to take place and ensure that everyone who has tested positive and their close contacts will have ten full days of isolation.
She added: “We are working closely with North Yorkshire County Council and will reopen when staffing levels allow us to safely reopen.”
There will be a temporarily switch to remote learning during this period and the head is hoping to be able to welcome children back as soon as possible.
North Yorkshire’s Director of Public Health, Louise Wallace, said: “In order to prioritise the quality of education, as well as the health and wellbeing of staff and students, Barlby Bridge Community Primary School was today temporarily closed.
“We would like to wish everyone who has tested positive for coronavirus a swift recovery and we will continue to support the school over the coming days.”