Balshaw's High School in Leyland sends pupils home following reports of Covid-19

Pupils at Balshaw's High School in Leyland have been sent home this morning (Monday, May 10) following reports of Covid cases at the school.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 10:36 am
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 2:49 pm

Year 11 pupils were reportedly turned away at the school gates and were told to return home immediately and self-isolate.

The high school in Church Road, Leyland has yet to confirm the reports, but it said headteacher Steven Haycocks is expected to provide details later today.

Dozens of pupils were seen leaving school grounds at around 9am, with youngsters in uniform later seen crowding into McDonald's in Churchill Way.

Pupils at Balshaw's High School in Leyland have been sent home this morning (Monday, May 10) following reports of Covid cases at the school. Pic: Google

Parents of Year 11 pupils say their children have been asked to return home due to cases of Covid-19 at the school.

More than 30 students are understood to have contracted the virus, with college bosses confirming that "some" of those affected had contracted the Indian variant.

Runshaw has moved to online learning until May 17 in a bid to stop the spread of the outbreak and has urged all students and staff to get tested.

Balshaw's previously closed for two weeks in February after an outbreak among the children of key workers and those from vulnerable families who had been attending the school during lockdown.

Balshaw's and Lancashire County Council have been approached for comment.

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