Another Sunderland school has self-isolating pupils with 56 schools affected since September

Sunderland schools have either closed or told groups of students to isolate themselves after pupils or staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

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The following schools have been affected by the pandemic since September.

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Sunderland schools implemented a series of measures after pupils or staff members tested positive for Covid-19. Image of PA.

Partial closure of schools starting at 11:00 on Friday 9 October according to a statement from Together for Children:

Eppleton – Year 1 and Year 2.

Hastings Hill – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 6.

Sunderland of St Joseph – Nursery, welcome, Year 1 and Year 3.

Dubmire Academy – Reception and Year 6.

Washington of St. Joseph – Year 1 and Year 6.

East Rainton – Year 3 and Year 4 mixed class.

Primary of Hylton Castle – Year 4.

Ryhope Juniors – Only year 4 are isolating again from October 6 after the initial reopening on October 2.

Mill Hill Primary – A reception lesson.

Southwick Primary – Year 2.

Primary of San Giovanni Boste – A host class and a 2 year class.

Primary of Hetton – Reception only.

Townend Farm Academy – 5 year only.

Grange Park – Year 4 only.

Castletown – Year 5 and year 6 only.

Primary of San Paolo – Year 1 and Year 2 only.

Biddick Primary – Year 1 and Year 2 (mixed class).

Full closure of schools starting at 11:00 on Friday 9 October:

Harry Watts – Closure scheduled until 12 October due to problems with the boiler and Covid-19.

Primary of Our Lady Queen of Peace – Added to the full closing list on October 5th.

Other schools that have reported cases:

The venerable Bede C of E Academy – Some 7th and 8th graders isolate themselves after a 7th and 8th graders have tested positive for Covid-19. The school confirmed the cases on Sept. 21 and said the school remains open while all pupils have come into close contact with the self-isolates.

Washington Academy – A message sent to the parents, seen by the Echo, confirmed that a member of the school community had tested positive and that everyone who had been in close contact with them had been contacted over the weekend and had not returned to the premises on Monday, 21 September.

Castle View Enterprise Academy – A case of Covid-19 was confirmed inside the school on 22 September. A letter to parents said that the small number of children who have been in direct and prolonged contact will stay at home for 14 days.

Biddick Academy – A message, dated 21 September, was sent to the parents saying that there has been a confirmed case within the school. says: “The small number of children who have been in direct and prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received an individual letter and will stay at home for 14 days.”

Thornhill Academy – A letter to parents on Sept. 22 confirmed that an 11-year-old student tested positive for coronavirus and a small number of children were sent an individual letter telling them to stay home for 14 days.

Sandhill View Academy – A letter to parents on 21 September confirmed that there has been a case of Covid-19 in the school. Some students who were in contact with the confirmed case were told to stay home and isolate themselves for 14 days.

Catholic Academy of St Aidan (and sixth joint form with St Anthony) – In a letter to parents dated Friday, September 25, the school said a member of the ‘school community’ had tested positive for the coronavirus. A small number of pupils were told to stay home.

Female Catholic Academy of Sant’Antonio – A letter sent to all parents on Friday 25 September confirmed only one case, with a “small number” of children being told to stay home for 14 days.

Kepier Academy –The school’s soccer academy students were sent home on September 30 to self-isolate for 14 days after a staff member tested positive.

Southmoor Academy – Parents were informed on 1 October that there had been a positive test in the sixth module. The schools remain open with those identified in close contact.

Farringdon Community Academy – An 8-year-old pupil and a staff member tested positive. Both are self-isolating and all affected students have been informed. 01/10/20.

Outside the Sunderland council area:

Seaham High School – The 7th year pupil tested positive and some students were told to self-isolate on 21 September.

Schools that have since reopened after being previously affected by Covid-19 – according to Together for Children:

Sixth form of the school in St. Robert, Washington – Year 12 and 13. Reopened to all students on 9 September according to Together for Children.

Plains Farm Academy – Nursery, Welcome, Year 1 and Year 2. Reopened to all students on 9 September according to Together for Children.

St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Ryhope – Complete closure of the school. Reopened to all students on 21 September according to Together for Children.

Academand 360 – Year 10 and Year 5. Reopened to all students on 21 September according to Together for Children.

Easington Lane Primary – Announced the closure of the nursery only on 7 September. It was removed from the Together for Kids closing list on September 21.

Shiney Row Primary – Year 1 and Year 6. Reopened to all students on 21 September according to Together for Children.

Fatfield Academy – Year 2, Year 6 and Year 3. Reopened to all students on 30 September according to Together for Children.

Barnwell Academy – Year 4. Reopened to all students on 22 September according to Together for Children.

Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery – Mixed class Year 2 and Years 3 and 4. Reopened to all students on 23 September according to Together for Children.

Portland Academy – Complete closure of the school. Reopened to all students on 28 September according to Together for Children.

Seaburn Dene Primary School – Year 1. Reopened to all students on 28 September according to Together for Children.

RC St Benet Primary School – Year 4. Reopened to all students on 28 September according to Together for Children.

Oxclose Academy – Year 10. Reopened to all students on 1st October according to Together for Children.

Hylton Red House Nursery School – Supply for 3 and 4 years. Reopened to all students on October 1st according to Together for Children.

Hetton Secondary School – Year 9. Reopened to all students on 1st October according to Together for Children.

East Herrington Primary Academy – Year 4. Reopened to all students on 2 October according to Together for Children.

Hill View Children’s Academy – Partial closure of the nursery school, a welcome lesson and a year 2 class. Reopened to all students on 2 October according to Together for Children.

Barnes Junior – Only a 4 year old class. Reopened to all students on 5 October according to Together for Children.

Barnes Infants – One welcome lesson. Removed from the list on 10/05/20. Reopened to all students on 5 October according to Together for Children.

Bexhill Primary Academy – Year 2. Reopened according to Together for Children on 6 October.

John F. Kennedy Primary School, (JFK) Washington – Only one 1 year course. Reopened according to Together for Children on 6 October.

Diamond Hall Junior Academy – All years 3 and 4 were asked to isolate themselves along with a year 6 lesson. Reopened on 7 October according to Together for Children.

Hill View Junior School – A five year class affected. Reopened according to Together for Children on 9 October.

Monkwearmouth – 11th year only. Reopened according to Together for Children on 9 October.

This list has been updated with the latest information from Together for Children, which provides children’s services on behalf of Sunderland City Council.

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