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Bury St Edmunds school shuts three year group bubbles after outbreaks of coronavirus and 'typical autumnal bugs'




A Bury St Edmunds primary school has had to close three year group bubbles due to an outbreak of coronavirus and 'typical autumnal bugs'.

One pupil and four members of staff at Abbots Green Primary Academy, in Airfield Road, have tested positive for coronavirus.

As a result, the school has closed its Year 5 and Year 6 bubbles with 12 members of staff and 123 pupils self-isolating.

Pupils and staff at Abbots Green Academy are self-isolating. Picture by Mecha Morton
Pupils and staff at Abbots Green Academy are self-isolating. Picture by Mecha Morton

In addition, the school has shut its Year 4 bubble today and tomorrow due to staff illness unrelated to coronavirus.

Headteacher Ang Morrison said they felt the 'best course of short-term action was to ask Year 4 pupils to home school'.

She said: “This is of course all deeply regrettable with positive cases at the same time as staff picking up typical autumnal bugs.

“But it is important that we continue to act quickly showing how seriously we are taking the situation, in addition to the quality of education - both in class and at home - that we are committed to offering.

“Our staff have been exceptional in getting home school lessons and videos ready, going above and beyond our Rainbow values for all pupils throughout the school.

“I would also like to thank our parents who have been both realistic and supportive.”

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