Covid-19 outbreak hits Milton Keynes school as nine students in same year test positive

The Milton Keynes school has been forced to close a whole year group

Friday, 11th December 2020, 10:51 am
Updated Friday, 11th December 2020, 10:52 am

Stantonbury International School sent out a letter to parents on Thursday (December 10) alerting them that nine students in Year 9 tested positive for the virus and that the entire year group must stay at home until school returns next year.

The letter, signed by headteacher Alison Ramsay, reads: "We have been in contact with Milton Keynes Public Health and a decision has been made to allow Year 9 students to learn from home for the rest of this term."

Milton Keynes Council has been contacted for the specific figures of those forced to self-isolate.

Stantonbury International School. Photo: Google Maps

The government's guidance around Covid-19 in schools says that an outbreak can be defined if a school has 'two or more confirmed cases within 14 days'.

Another 117 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours in MK.

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