An asymptomatic pupil has tested positive today for coronavirus at Lydiard Park Academy.
The school made the decision to close the whole of Year 7 and students have been told to self-isolate until February 21.
A lateral flow test was used to confirm the positive result.
In a short video posted on social media, Lydiard Park Academy principal Gary Pearson said: “I just wanted to inform parents that we had a positive case of Covid-19 in school today. We’ve picked that up through our Lateral Flow Testing system because the pupil was actually asymptomatic and did not have any symptoms at all.
“As a result, I’ve had to send the whole of the year 7 bubble home and they will remain in isolation until the Sunday before we come back after half term.
“All the other year groups which we’ve got in – years 8 to 13 – they can remain coming into school on Thursday and Friday as long as we don’t have further positive tests.”