More than 90 UK schools have cases of coronavirus - here's which ones

Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 10:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 10:26 am
62 schools across the UK have reported coronavirus cases. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The return of students to schools across the nation has seen fresh outbreaks of coronavirus in several different areas.

In spite of social distancing and hygiene measures, over 90 schools across Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland have reported outbreaks of the virus in the past few weeks.

Many have been forced to close, while groups of pupils have been asked to self-isolate in classes where a case of the virus has been detected.

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These are the areas and schools where cases have been reported.

England  

Barnsley

Two class "bubbles" Barugh Green primary have been asked to isolate after students tested positive for the virus.

Bradford

Two staff members and one student at Dixons Academies Trust schools have tested positive for coronavirus.

The trust runs 12 academies in Bradford and Leeds, and has said that the cases came from three academies, though it has not named them.

Some staff members and students have been asked to isolate as a precaution.

Burnley

Unity College in Burnley reported an infection in a year 7 pupil on the first day back at school.

He was immediately collected by his family, and all other 25 students in his bubble were sent home to self-isolate.

Chapel Hill

12 members of staff at St Cecila's RC High School in Chapel Hill have been advised to self-isolate after a member of staff tested positive. No students have been affected.

Chesham

An unknown number of students at Chesham Grammar School reportedly caught coronavirus last week - but the school had not yet re-opened when the cases were confirmed.

Didcot

Following an outbreak of the virus at Hadden Hill Nursery, the nursery will be closed until September Friday 11.

Hartlepool

At St Aidan's primary school, a pupil or staff member tested positive.

However, the head teacher said there was no need to close parts of the school or ask children to self-isolate.

Leeds

In Leeds, Bardsey Primary School will only welcome back years five and six after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The rest of the school will return home to do online learning.

Leicestershire

The Winstanley School has urged parents to watch their children for symptoms closely after a confirmed case at the school.

At Castle Rock school in Coalville, Leicestershire, a member of staff has tested positive.

Liverpool

Three secondary schools - Bellerive, West Derby and Liverpool College - along with primary schools Ernest Cookson Special Educational School, Hunts Cross Primary School, Eversley Street, Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School, and Sudley Junior School have all been hit with coronavirus cases.

Manchester

An older pupil at The King David High School started to feel unwell in the last week of August with a temperature.

As a result, three students who came within two metres of the pupil will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Newall Green Primary school also confirmed a case in one of the class bubbles, while Wythenshawe primary school pupils have been asked to stay at home after a confirmed case.

Marlow

Though it's not known how many students were affected, an outbreak has been confirmed at Sir William Borlase's Grammar School.

Market Harborough

A pupil at Ridgeway Primary Academy has been asked to self-isolate after testing positive for the virus, while those who were in close contact with the pupil have been asked to do the same.

Medway

Three members of staff and another employee at a Strood Academy school have been asked to self-isolate after a positive case was confirmed.

Nottingham

A teacher at Mellers Primary School has tested positive for coronavirus and the school forced to close as a result.

Northampton 

Northampton International Academy has reported that a member of staff has contracted coronavirus, and a bubble of students will now have to self-isolate.

Rochester

Someone at the JCB Academy tested positive for coronavirus last week, prompting the school to close.

Sheffield 

A pupil in Year 8 and another in Year 11 at King Edward VII School have returned positive tests for Covid-19, meaning everyone in their respective ‘bubbles’ must stay at home from Monday, September 7 for two weeks.

Abbeyfield Primary School in Pitsmoor has also now reported a case.

Suffolk 

Five staff members at Samuel Ward academy in Haverhill, Suffolk, have tested positive for the disease.

Surrey 

Bell Farm Primary School, in Hersham, and Valley End C of E Infant School, in Chobham, have confirmed cases.

Sandfield Primary School in Guildford has also confirmed a positive case among Year 3 pupils.

Teesside

St Benedict’s RC primary school in Redcar, St Aidan’s Church of England primary school in Hartlepool and Outwood Academy Ormesby in Middlesborough have all recorded positive cases.

Ian Ramsey Church of England academy, Marton Manor and Hemlington Hall academy are all reported to have cases.

Whitworth

In Whitworth, several cases of coronavirus have been traced back to a single school - though the identity of the school is not yet known.

Wigan

Year 8 pupils at Dean Trust in Wigan were sent home after a positive case.

Scotland

Aberdeen

After a positive case at Oldmachar Academy in August, the school was closed for a professional deep-clean.

Blairgowrie

At Newhill Primary School, a student tested positive for the virus at the end of August.

Bonnyrigg

In Bonnyrigg, a small number of students and staff have been contacted by Scotland's Test and Protect team after a positive case at Lasswade High School.

Broughty Ferry

A Grove Academy pupil caught coronavirus in Broughty Ferry, leading to the self-isolation of 14 people who had been in close contact.

Dundee

A major outbreak of coronavirus has been linked to Kingspark School in Dundee.

Dundee's St Clement’s RC Primary has also recommended self-isolation to some students after detection of a case.

Edinburgh

Currie Community High School, Gracemount High, Dalkeith High School, James Gillespie High School, Preston Tower, Balbardie Primary School, Lasswade High School, Dalry Primary School and Granton Primary School have all seen confirmed cases of coronavirus in recent weeks.

Dunfermline

Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline has recorded a positive case, with a second year class told to isolate until September 11. The pupil has been isolating and the area's health board says there's no evidence suggesting they'd transmitted the virus to others in school.

Cupar

Newburgh Primary School in Cupar and nursery confirmed they'd had a positive case.

Inverness

Kinmylies Primary School saw a member of staff test positive for the virus in August, but the school remained open.

Glasgow

Dalmarnock and St Martha's primary schools and Govan High School have all recorded cases of coronavirus, with contact tracing underway.

Corpus Christi Primary school and Holy Cross Primary School have also seen an outbreak.

Bannerman High School and Aileymill Primary have similarly confirmed cases.

Helensburgh

Hermitage Academy reported that two school pupils tested positive for coronavirus in recent weeks.

Johnstone

A positive case has been reported at St Anthony's Primary School in Johnstone.

Moray 

Moray Council said a deep clean was taking place at St Gerardine Primary in Lossiemouth after a con

Paisley

Wallace Primary, Mossvale Primary and Todholm Primary have all reported cases of coronavirus.

Perth

One pupil at Oakbank Primary School and a student at St John’s RC Academy tested positive for coronavirus in August.

Prestwick

Marr College and Prestwick Academy have recorded cases of coronavirus.

Saltcoats

A student at St Matthew's Academy was a confirmed case of coronavirus in August.

Troon

Granny Smith's Nursery in Troon saw a confirmed case of coronavirus in recent weeks.

Northern Ireland

Belfast

Cases of coronavirus have been reported at St Joseph's College, De La Salle College and Larne Grammar School.

Self-isolation has been recommended by those affected.

Jonesborough

Dozens of children at Jonesborough Primary School have been asked to self-isolate following the discovery of a coronavirus case at the end of August.

Magherafelt

Holy Family Primary School has seen a case of coronavirus confirmed, with a primary school class asked to self-isolate as a result.

Wales

Bargoed

A class of 21 pupils have been told to self-isolate after a member of staff at St Gwladys Primary School in Bargoed tested positive for the virus.

Bridgend

Over 200 pupils from Bryntirion comprehensive in Bridgend are now self-isolating after a confirmed case at the school.

Staff members from Maesteg Comprehensive and Ysgol Bryn Castell have also been asked to isolate after testing positive.

Cardiff

At Ysgol Bro Edern, Llanedeyrn, 30 year 7 pupils are being asked to isolate after a case was detected.

Carmarthen

A staff member at Ysgol y Dderwen Primary has tested positive for coronavirus.

Gwynedd

Ysgol Friars in Bangor has closed its kitchen for deep cleaning after a worker tested positive. Children have been asked to bring in a packed lunch as the school remains open.

Neath Port Talbot

Cwmnedd and Coedffranc primary schools have both detected cases.

Torfaen

Staff at Woodlands Community Primary in Cwmbran are self-isolating after a staff member tested positive for the virus.

Rhondda Cynon Taff

At Pontygwaith and Cymmer primary schools, some pupils and staff are self-isolating after positive cases were found.

Wrexham

St Christopher's special school in Wrexham sent some pupils home after a teacher tested positive.