CLAYTON Village Primary School has become the fourth school in the Bradford district to report a confirmed case of coronavirus this weekend.

In an email sent to parents by headteacher Miss Rebecca Cradock, it was confirmed that a member of staff has contracted COVID-19, after being tested on Friday morning.

Year five and six students at the school have been told to stay at home tomorrow, where online learning will be provided for them.

The "small number" of children who came into contact with the staff member will be contacted tomorrow, as the school awaits advice from Public Health England.

The school will remain open for students from all other year groups.

In the email, Miss Cradock said: "We have been informed that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. 

"The staff member became symptomatic on Thursday evening, was tested Friday morning and has not been in school since Thursday.

"We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation. We are awaiting further guidance from Public Health England.

"Whilst we establish who may be a close contact we would like to take extra precautions and request that children in year five and six remain at home tomorrow. 

"The small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will be contacted tomorrow once we have followed the advice from Public Health England. 

"The school remains open for all other year groups and your child should continue to attend if they remain well."

Earlier today, it was reported that Parkside School in Cullingworth and Chellow Heights School (West) in Heaton both had confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Parkside will undergo a partial closure after two of its staff members tested positive for the virus, while Chellow Heights (West) reported that one of its students had contracted coronavirus.

Yesterday, it was also reported that a year 12 student at Dixons Sixth Form Academy had also tested positive for COVID-19, meaning that a "very small number" of students are now having to self-isolate.

It follows on from Copthorne Primary School, Lapage Primary School, Beckfoot Oakbank School and Dixons City Academy all being hit by cases during the week.