Priory School closes for deep clean after student tests positive for Coronavirus

A school in Bury St Edmunds has been forced to close after a student tested positive for Coronavirus.

Priory School, in Mount Road, was shut yesterday and today, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November, for a deep clean.

Lawrence Chapman CEO of the SENDAT which runs the school said “It was confirmed late this afternoon, Wednesday 04th November, that Priory School had a student test positive with Covid-19. The student was last at school on Monday 02nd November.”

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The special educational needs school said “Due to the nature and health of many of our students and staff as well as the layout of the school we felt this was a necessary precaution”.

Approximately 96 students were identified by Public Health as needing to isolate for 12 days.

The school hopes that the majority of students and staff can return again on Monday as usual.