AN ENTIRE year group is self-isolating for 14 days after two cases of Covid-19 among Year 11 students.

The move is in line with Department for Education advice sought by King Alfred’s Academy headteacher Rick Holroyd.

Neither student has siblings in other year groups or in primary school, the school said.

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In a letter to parents, Mr Holroyd said: “Most importantly, the academy remains open to other year group ‘bubbles’, and students in Years 7-10 and Sixth Form should continue to attend if they remain well.

“Given our careful planning for the reopening of the academy, students in other years have had no opportunity to mix with Year 11 students during the academy day, and so the risk of any infection in any other bubbles is minimal.

“However, I would want to assure parents that we will continue to apply all of our current measures to ensure that all students in other bubbles can continue to attend the academy with confidence.”