Two more schools in Sunderland partially close due to coronavirus

Two more schools in Sunderland have partially closed due to coronavirus.

Northern Saints Primary School on Red House and Oxclose Community Academy in Washington have both partially closed for classes or year groups due to Covid-19.

According to Together for Children, which delivers children’s services on behalf of Sunderland City Council, the schools were added to the closure list on Wednesday, November 4, as children return after half term.

Northern Saints Primary School is partially closed to reception who are scheduled to go back to school on November 6.

Oxclose Community Academy is partially closed to Year 8 and Year 9 who are due to return on November 9.

The schools are the latest closures to be announced this week with six schools in Sunderland currently partially closed.

A number of schools across the region have been affected by coronavirus after they reopened last month.

Since the start of term 73 schools across the city have been affected by coronavirus by either partially closing, announcing cases or asking pupils to self isolate.

In some cases, the closures only apply to certain year groups or class group, depending on where the reported coronavirus is found.

While some asked year groups or bubbles to isolate at home, others decided to close for a deep clean.

You can check the full list of school closures here.

Chronicle Live – Sunderland