A SIXTH Bradford school has confirmed a case of coronavirus.

St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, in Wibsey, was told about a positive case of the COVID-19 virus at the school yesterday.

It is the sixth school in Bradford to confirm a positive test for COVID-19 since reopening after the summer holidays.

It follows on from Dixons Kings Academy, Dixons Trinity Academy, Dixons Cottingley Academy, Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Margaret McMillan Primary School.

St Winefride's Executive Headteacher, Ben Lavin, "immediately closed" the affected class bubble.

A letter/email sent to parents and guardians on Tuesday, September 8, said: "We have been advised by Public Health England (PHE) that there has been one confirmed case of COVID-19 within Class 5 Murphy.

"We have followed the national guidance and closed Class 5 Murphy Bubble."

The school sent a letter to each member of the affected bubble and advised them to self-isolate for 14 days, after consulting with PHE.

The statement to parents and guardians added: "We are asking them to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 to others in the community."

Children from the class bubble who are well after the 14-day period can return to usual activities, according to the letter.

A spokesperson for St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, which has room for 450 pupils according to education watchdog Ofsted, said: "All parents received up to date guidance and advice in line with Public Health England and the NHS.

"We are continuing to monitor the situation and working closely with Public Health England and the local authority."

It comes after the school responded to concerns over social distancing last week.

A photograph emerged showing large crowds outside its gates as the new term began. 

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The image, shared with the T&A, was described as "very worrying".

The school was also concerned by it and said it has implemented extra measures to minimise risk.