WELBURN Primary School has closed to pupils and staff following a positive coronavirus case.

In a letter to parents the headteacher said a member of staff had received a positive test.

As a result pupils have been advised to self-isolate until October 27.

The school will reopen on Monday, November 2.

Year 11 pupils at Malton School have been told to stay at home today (Monday) following a positive coronavirus in the cohort, while Year Three pupils at Norton Community Primary have been told to self-isolate

In a letter to parents, headteacher Rob Williams said as it had not yet been possible to accurately determine which members of the year group bubble had been in close contact with the student concerned, he had taken the decision that all Year 11 students should stay at home.

Mr Williams said further investigations would take place to see which other students should be identified as 'close contacts'.

He added that it was hoped a large proportion of Year 11 pupils could return to school on Tuesday.

Liz Parker, headteacher at Norton Primary said due to the younger age of the children it was not easy to guarantee they had been far enough apart at times.

In a letter to parents she said: "The safest option for everyone is for the three classes to isolae from Monday. This does not mean families or parents have to isolae unless your child starts to show symptoms.

"I sincerely apologise for this inconvenience, but please remember, as a large school, we have done exceptionally well during this pandemic to stay open to so many children since the start in March."