A BRADFORD special school is the latest to be hit by coronavirus, after it was confirmed today that a pupil has tested positive for COVID-19.

Chellow Heights School (West) in Heaton confirmed today - in an email sent to staff - that a student has contracted the virus.

Staff and pupils from the class where the positive case was reported have been made aware, and "are off school on Monday until we have had an update from Public Health", it was said in the email.

Other staff and students are allowed to come to school as normal, the email says, unless they are told otherwise by the School Leadership Team (SLT).

Chellow Heights (West) is the latest in a list of schools across the Bradford district to have been affected by coronavirus, after the start of the new school term this month.

This morning, it was reported that two members of staff at Parkside School in Cullingworth had tested positive for COVID-19, causing the school to partially close from tomorrow.

This followed yesterday's news that a year 12 student at Dixons Sixth Form Academy had also tested positive for the virus, meaning that a "very small number" of students are now having to self-isolate.

Two cases among staff members were also confirmed at Copthorne Primary School in Great Horton recently, while a bubble at Lapage Primary School in Barkerend will begin remote learning from tomorrow, after the school confirmed a positive case of the virus on Friday afternoon. 

Beckfoot Oakbank School in Keighley also saw a staff member test positive for the virus, causing three members of staff to self-isolate, while Dixons City Academy in West Bowling was also hit by a number of cases during the week.