Published: 11:56, 17 November 2020
| Updated: 12:01, 17 November 2020
Seven members of teaching staff and 64 pupils have been sent home to self isolate after a positive case of Covid-19 at a Weald primary school.
Hawkhurst School in Rye Road, has confirmed a pupil in a Year 3 bubble contracted the virus.
Close contacts have been asked to stay at home until November 28 while the rest of the school remains open as usual.
Head teacher Jodi Hacker said: “Unfortunately, we have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 within our Year 3 bubble.
"My colleagues and I are following Public Health England (PHE) guidance to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone within the school community and as a result 64 pupils and seven members of staff will be self-isolating at home until November 28.
"Home learning has been provided and staff will support pupils with their learning remotely.
“The rest of the school remains open with staff and pupils continuing to follow PHE guidance in terms of social distancing, handwashing and cleaning to minimise the spread of the virus and ensure everyone can continue to learn and work in a safe environment.
“I would like to thank the staff, our parents and carers and our pupils for their support and understanding at this difficult time.”