Students have been told to self-isolate after a pupil tested positive with Covid-19.

Rickmansworth School in Croxley Green alerted parents that a Year 10 student tested positive for coronavirus this week.

In a letter sent out to parents, headteacher Matt Fletcher said that all students in the Year 10 bubble must self-isolate this week and children should return to school next Monday (October 19) if they show no symptoms.

Pupils are being given work to continue at home via Google Classroom.

Near the start of term in September, "a number of pupils" at the school were also told to self-isolate.

A spokesperson from Rickmansworth School said today: "I can confirm that following government guidelines, and having worked closely with Hertfordshire County Council, we have asked a number of pupils from our school to self-isolate before returning to school. This is a scenario we have prepared for and unfortunate as it is, we always put the safety of our pupils and whole school community first.

"We cannot give any further details as all data is confidential, but we hope all of our students remain safe and well and look forward to welcoming them back when we can.”

Other schools that had told pupils to self-isolate or had confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the school term are:

  • Chorleywood Primary School - A number of pupils were told to self-isolate
  • The Reach Free School - the school confirmed positive cases.
  • St Joan of Arc Catholic School - the school confirmed positive cases.
  • Queen's School in Bushey - the school was notified of a confirmed case on September 24.
  • Hertswood Academy - A pupil, understood to be in year 11, developed symptoms around September 8. The school said confirmation of a positive test was only received on September 21.
  • Shepherd Primary School - We reported on September 17 that the school told several pupils to self-isolate. A source told the Observer that a student had tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Loreto College - The college said on September 16 that students had been asked to self-isolate.
  • Windermere JMI School - It was confirmed that the school had asked a number of pupils to self-isolate, although the students had returned to school by the time of our first report on September 16.
  • Skyswood School - The school said on September 16 that students had been asked to self-isolate.
  • Hartsbourne Primary School - The school said on September 15 that pupils were asked to self-isolate. The Observer understood that the self-isolating pupils would mainly be from Year 2, after at least one child from that year group tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Hertsmere Jewish Primary School - The Jewish Academy Trust said on September 8 that a “small number of pupils” had tested positive.
  • Kings Langley Primary School - Two staff members - The school confirmed on September 9 that a pupil had tested positive.
  • Bushey Meads Academy - The school announced on September 9 that two staff members had tested positive. 
  • Yavneh College - It was reported on September 3 and 4 that an outbreak in Hertsmere was linked to teenage house parties involving Yavneh College students.