Immediate closure after new coronavirus cases confirmed at Bradford school

A school has been forced to close after two staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

High Park School, in Thorn Lane, Heaton, is a specialist school for pupils with communication and interaction difficulties.

A spokesperson for the school confirmed in a social media post that both the 'cleaning and catering teams' were affected.

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The school is in 'frequent contact with the staff who are affected'.

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In the statement, a spokesperson for the school said: "We regret to tell you that we have had two more staff with confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

"This affects both the Cleaning and Catering Teams and unfortunately we have had to close the school until Monday 6th July.

"We are in frequent contact with the staff who are affected.

"We are in constant contact with Public Health England and they have given us advice and support throughout this situation.

"We will continue to support families throughout this closure through wellbeing calls and please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries or questions."

High Park has now been listed as being closed by Bradford Council.