An Oxfordshire school has closed after staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Wroxton Church of England Primary School, near Banbury, is now not expected to reopen until after half term on November 2 while the school is deep cleaned.

A letter to parents on Monday said the closure was due to a 'small number' of staff testing positive for Covid-19.

Sent by Anne Dellar, chief executive of Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) which runs the school along with several others in the county, she said: "All being well, we fully expect to open again after half term on 2nd November."

She said the school, which according to Ofsted has around 100 pupils, had last week closed its reception and Year 1 class when a member of staff tested positive and 'as a result Public Health England advised a number of other staff to self-isolate'.

The trust head added: "We have now had more positive tests back and, as a precaution, ODST has advised Mrs Guiness and the Chair of the Local Governing Body to close the whole school and arrange for a deep clean.

"The health and safety of your children, our teachers and other staff remains our top priority and we have taken this decision with that in mind."

She said Public Health England did not force the school to close, as the number of positive cases 'is so small', and 'they are confident that the school is not at the centre of an outbreak'.

But she said as Wroxton is a small school the trust believed 'in these exceptional circumstances that it is “better to be safe than sorry.”'

Ms Dellar added: "I am really sorry about the disruption that this will inevitably cause you as a family.

"The school is prepared and will be delivering learning remotely to your children over the next two weeks. The teachers will give you more details about that."