Wigmore High School in Herefordshire has been forced to take extraordinary measures following the confirmation of further cases of COVID-19, which has led to a large number of staff and pupils self-isolating.

A letter sent to parents today (Friday 16th July) said:

Dear Parents and Guardians

I am sorry to have to write to inform parents that Wigmore High School is no longer able to continue to operate normally until the end of term after we heard of further staff absence overnight.  In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students, we will therefore only be open for students who are not self-isolating in Year 7, 8 and 9 on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th July. Work will be available on Teams for students in Year 10 to follow on these days.

We have also been informed of a further 3 positive cases of COVID-19 in Year 10 and one positive via a lateral flow test.

We intend to continue with the planned activity days for Key Stage 3 children next week and Wigmore Primary School will be open as normal.

Once again, apologies that circumstances have led to this extraordinary measure.

Yours sincerely

Dr Rob Patterson

Executive Headteacher

Wigmore Academy Trust