A Sunderland school has told parents it will remain open after a confirmed case of coronavirus was identified in Year 11.
Thornhill Academy on Thornholme Road in Sunderland confirmed on Tuesday, September 22 that they had a confirmed case of Covid-19 and said they were working with Public Health England.
In a letter seen by ChronicleLive, the school reassured parents that although the news may be "concerning" they are constantly monitoring the situation.
The school said they will remain open after a small number of children who were in prolonged contact with the confirmed case were told to self-isolate.
The letter said: "We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within our Year 11 cohort.
"We know that you may find this concerning but are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.
"This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.
"The small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received an individual letter and will be staying at home for 14 days.
"The school remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well."
It is one of a number of schools across Sunderland and County Durham which have confirmed coronavirus cases.
Other recently affected schools include; Washington Academy, Seaham High School, Venerable Bede C of E Academy and Biddick Academy