A NUMBER of students at Ridgewood High School in Wollaston have been asked to self-isolate after a fellow pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

The school in Park Road West was informed on Monday that a student had received a positive test result for coronavirus over the weekend.

Headteacher Rae Cope confirmed the news today and said: "Fortunately, the child is now well as they self-isolate at home."

She said all schools are expected to follow the advice of the local Health Protection Team and added: "We have requested that some of our students in the same year group self-isolate for the next 14 days.

"Because of the safety measures we are operating in school, the number of potential contacts has been limited."

She said students would be able to continue their timetable at home using the new working at home systems that has been put in place and she added: "Ridgewood High School staff will contact all of our self-isolating students to ensure they are well and continuing to make good progress over the coming days.

"The health and safety of all our staff and students remains a priority at this time as well as ensuring that students continue to make very good progress."

She said parents had been "very supportive of the processes that we've put in place so far and student attendance has been excellent".

And she told the News: "I am keen for this to continue as obviously the children need to keep in their routines as much as possible and young people need to feel they are being looked after both physically and mentally."