THREE year groups will not be attending an Oxford school next week, while some members of another year group will also be self-isolating.

From Monday until Friday, St Gregory the Great Catholic School in Cowley will be closed to Years 7 and 9.

The year groups are not being asked to self-isolate, however they will not be attending school due to a ‘staff absence’.

The two year groups will be able to return to the Cricket Road school on Monday, November 30.

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Meanwhile, there has been a second positive coronavirus case among Year 10 students.

Earlier this week, pupils in Year 10 were sent home – on the same day the school was partially closed after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

Now, the school said it had taken advice from Public Health England, and as the second Year 10 student was in school on Monday, in line with national guidance, all Year 10 pupils must stay at home and self-isolate until Monday, November 30.

If a pupil is well at the end of the self-isolation period, the school said they can return to usual activities.

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Other members of the household can continue normal activities provided the pupil does not develop coronavirus symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

Therefore, Year 10 will now return to school on Tuesday, December 1.

Years 8, 11, 12 and 13 will attend school as usual this week, except a small number of Year 12 students who continue to self-isolate.

Remote learning is in place for students who will be at home.

The school urged anyone with queries to get in contact with the school.