All Sixth Form pupils at Kingsbury Green Academy have been told to self-isolate as one pupil tests positive for Covid-19.

The Calne school is following precautionary measures and has asked all Sixth Form pupils to self-isolate for 14 days.

According to headteacher, Jason Tudor, no other year groups have been affected.

Mr Tudor said: “Taking such a decision is of course extremely difficult, as I know how disruptive it is to have students sent home so soon after their return.

“I am afraid that this is a challenging situation that an increasing number of schools across the country are having to manage.

“Thankfully, Public Health Wiltshire has been on hand to ensure that we take every possible measure to act quickly in securing the safety of our pupils and staff.

“I would like to thank parents for their patience and support. This is an incredibly difficult time and is a test of everyone’s resilience.

“However, through working together we will manage the situation calmly and professionally so that our students can return to school safely as soon as possible.”

From September 16, will be compulsory to wear face coverings in all Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust schools when in corridors or indoor communal areas.

These new rules, however, do not apply to lesson times, or for those with medical reasons.

A spokesman for the trust said: “Where for medical reasons a student cannot wear a face mask parents are asked to inform their child’s tutor so that staff can be informed and an exception will be made.

“No child will be made to feel uncomfortable in any such circumstance and all RWBA Trust staff will continue to protect individual liberties.”