A BAILDON secondary school is the latest in the Bradford district to report a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Titus Salt School confirmed that there had been a single confirmed case of the virus within the school, in a letter sent to parents yesterday.

The school has since been advised to close one of its 'bubbles', with pupils and staff from the bubble now self-isolating.

Deep cleaning will also take place as a result, the school says.

The school remains open for all other students.

Yesterday's letter, from headteacher Mr Ian Morrel, reads: "We have been made aware that we have a single confirmed positive case of coronavirus at Titus Salt School within the key stage 3 'bubble' in our Designated Specialist Provision (DSP).

"As soon as I was made aware this morning, I contacted the Department for Education Coronavirus help line which is a Public Health hub, they in turn have notified Public Health England.

"Having discussed this case with them within the national guidance we have been advised to close the DSP key stage 3 bubble.

"The pupils have been collected from school and we will deep clean the areas connected with this bubble. The pupils and members of staff within this bubble must self-isolate for a 14-day period from the last point of contact, which was Tuesday 6 October 2020, as symptoms did not occur until Wednesday morning when the affected person was absent from school.

"We know that you may find this concerning, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

"This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus will be a mild illness.

"Parents/carers of the small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

"These are just the parents/carers of children in our key stage 3 Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) support bubble. The school remains open and all children outside the key stage 3 Designated Specialist Provision support bubble should continue to attend as normal, if they remain well."