PUPILS at a secondary school in Oxfordshire have to self-isolate after a student tested positive for coronavirus.

A Year 10 pupil at King Alfred's Academy in Wantage contracted the virus.

The school says it has contacted the parents of those who have been in close contact with the student and they must self-isolate for 14 days.

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In a letter sent to parents yesterday, headteacher Mr R Holroyd, said: "We know that you may find this news concerning but as I have stated in all my previous communications to you, the safety and health of our students, staff and of our local community will always be our absolute priority."

The academy remains open to other year group 'bubbles'.