Published: 17:04, 14 October 2020
| Updated: 19:15, 14 October 2020
A class is self-isolating after a positive coronavirus test at a Maidstone school.
Thirty Year 8 pupils at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls will remain at home until Wednesday, October 21.
Head teacher Deborah Stanley said: “I can confirm we have had a case of COVID-19 within one of our Year 8 classes.
"My staff and I are following Public Health England (PHE) guidance and the 30 students in that class are now self-isolating at home until Wednesday, October 21.
"Work is being sent home and staff are supporting those students with remote learning using Google Classrooms.
“The rest of the school remains open with staff and students continuing to follow PHE guidance in terms of social distancing, handwashing and cleaning to minimise the spread of the virus.
"I would like to thank my staff, our parents and carers and, of course, our students for their support and understanding at this time.”
This is the third school this week in Maidstone to send pupils home, with positive coronavirus cases at Maidstone Grammar School and The Maplesden Noakes School.
For a full list of schools in Kent affected by the virus, click here.