St John's Marlborough will be closed today (Wednesday 21) due to one isolated positive coronavirus case.

A tweet posted by the school confirmed that parents would be contacted with further information today.

The tweet reads: "Due to an isolated positive Covid case just confirmed by NHS Test & Trace, St John’s will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 21st October.

"Parents will be contacted by email and text message this evening and relevant students will be contacted with further information on Wednesday."

Today, a spokeswoman said: "Further to our announcement last night that St John’s would be closed to students on Wednesday October 21, we can now confirm that St John’s Marlborough has had one staff member test positive for COVID-19, receiving the results yesterday.

"Principal Mr Ian Tucker decided to close the school while completing the risk assessment as a precautionary measure.

"St John’s and Wiltshire's Public Health team have reviewed all the school’s procedures and are confident that no close contacts have been identified at the school, so no additional staff or students are required to self-isolate.

"As it is the end of term St John’s will not be re-opening today but we are allowing students back to collect coursework over the course of today, in readiness for the half term period."

These are the other schools with children self-isolating across Wiltshire - released by Wiltshire Council last night.

  • Christ the King Primary – 29 pupils affected Years 4 and 5
  • Corsham Primary – 31 pupils in Year 2
  • Dauntseys School – 178 pupils Year 7, 8, 11 and 12
  • John of Gaunt – 171 pupils in Year 11
  • Kingsbury Green, Calne, 150 year 8 pupils
  • Malmesbury School – 2 pupils Year 9  
  • North Bradley – 29 pupils in Year 4
  • Ramsbury Primary – 25 pupils in Year 5
  • Sheldon School – 31 pupils in Years 10 and 13
  • Warminster School – 108 pupils across yrs 8,9,10, 13
  • Wellington Academy – 155 pupils Year 10
  • Wellington Primary – 56 pupils Year 1
  • Westbury Leigh – 57 pupils Year 1
  • Wiltshire College Lackham – 19 Students
  • Wootton Bassett Infants School -  20 students in Year 1