School bosses have sent home an entire year group after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

All year 11 students at Woodhey High School in Ramsbottom have been told to self-isolate after the case was confirmed.

It comes after All Saints' Roman Catholic High School in Rawtenstall sent all their year 11 pupils home following a positive case of coronavirus within the school community.

An email sent to parents and carers over the weekend read: "It is with regret that I write to inform you that Woodhey High School has had the first positive test for the coronavirus for one of our pupil population whilst the school has been in session.

"The positive test has been for one of our Year 11 pupils.

"This means that Year 11 pupils should not attend school on Monday 21st September 2020."

Following guidance from Public Health England and the Department for Education, most secondary schools have put year groups into bubbles, so once there's a positive case of the virus, every student in that year is affected by the restrictions.

The high school is one of a number in Bury having to send year groups and classes home amid confirmed cases, with others including Tottington High School, Elton High School and Parrenthorn High School.

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