Published: 12:51, 25 September 2020
| Updated: 13:04, 25 September 2020
A year group has been sent home to work remotely for the remainder of the day after a pupil in Year 11 tested positive for the virus.
Leaders at The Victory Academy, Chatham made the decision following the confirmed case this week.
A statement on its website read: "This morning we have been informed that a Year 11 student at The Victory Academy has tested positive.
"While we seek further information and implement our local track and trace system, we have taken the decision that the whole of Year 11 will be sent home to work remotely for the remainder of Friday.
"We are confident we have taken the necessary health and safety action to ensure it is safe for all other pupils to continue to stay in school, therefore all other pupils currently attending, should continue to do so as normal.
"We will provide further updates and information directly to students impacted."
The pupils will be taught remotely for the rest of the day with some sitting a maths mock exam at home.
The academy adds to an ever-growing list of schools being impacted by the increasing number of coronavirus cases across the county.