Ilfracombe Academy in Devon sends home 32 pupils after they tested positive for ...

Ilfracombe Academy in Devon sends home 32 pupils after they tested positive for ...
Ilfracombe Academy in Devon sends home 32 pupils after they tested positive for ...
Secondary school sends home 32 Year 7 pupils after they tested positive for Covid just days into first term Ilfracombe Academy in Devon confirmed decision to send pupils home in letter Secondary school says there have been 38 Covid cases since the start of term Cases were detected using lateral flow test and pupils must now take PCR test 

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A secondary school has confirmed 32 of its Year 7 pupils tested positive for Covid-19 just a few days after returning back for the start of the new school year.

Ilfracombe Academy in Devon sent home all the pupils for further testing.

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Another single positive case was reported in Year 8 and that five other positive cases had previously been reported at the school since the beginning of term bringing the total to 38 cases.

The school has also been dealing with positive tests of pupils who reported positive during the summer holidays and have had a delayed return to school.

Its term-time calendar states pupils were due to return on Tuesday September 7.

In a letter sent to parents headteacher Steve Rogers said: 'Unfortunately, today we have recorded 32 positive LFD tests in Year 7 and one positive in Year 8.

Ilfracombe Academy in Devon (pictured) has confirmed 32 of its Year 7 pupils tested positive for Covid-19 just a few days after returning back for the start of the new school year last week

Ilfracombe Academy in Devon (pictured) has confirmed 32 of its Year 7 pupils tested positive for Covid-19 just a few days after returning back for the start of the new school year last week

'These students have been sent home to book a PCR test.

'Yesterday we also informed you of three students that have had a positive PCR test that

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