ONE pupil at a school in Overton has tested positive for coronavirus, it has been revealed.

Overton Church of England Primary School notified parents this afternoon that a single student has tested positive for the virus.

The parents of students in the year group bubble have been made aware that their child should isolate for 14 days, in accordance with guidance from Public Health England.

In a letter to all parents at 2pm on Thursday, October 22 and seen by the Advertiser, the school said: “We have been made aware of a single child of our school community who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“We know that you might find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

“The year group bubble of children and staff who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.”

The school will reopen after half term as scheduled on Monday, November 2, and parents have been advised that their child should attend if they are well.

One parent told the Advertiser that they believed the student affected to be in Year 3, and that parents were asked not to share the information included in the letter, which they viewed as “appalling.”

"I just think it's important that there is no secrecy around cases. We know cases have been low in our area so I think there's a feeling of complacency. If we know there's a local case then people can choose how cautious they want to be," they said.

Head teacher Fiona Wyeth did not respond when contacted for comment by the Advertiser.