STUDENTS at a school in Bicester are self-isolating after a pupil tested positive for cornavirus.

As of today, the entire Year 11 'bubble' at The Cooper School will be studying from home after a Year 11 student contracted the virus.

Dr Whannel, acting headteacher, said: "We have been advised by PHE to send the entire Year 11 bubble home for the remainder of term one to self isolate.

"Staff who have worked closely with the student have also been advised to work from home until after half-term.

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"As a Google Reference School, we are exceptionally well placed to support Year 11 families and students with remote learning, which we will continue to set.

"We expect The Cooper School to welcome Year 11 back after Half Term when we will have completed a deep clean.

"The health and safety of our students, teachers and other staff remains our top priority."

A letter was sent to all parents of Year 11 pupils on Tuesday, informing them of the news.

It said: "This decision has not been taken lightly. The Year 11 bubble change rooms throughout the day and pass each other in corridors and on stairs, as a result of this close proximity we have been advised to err on the side of caution and isolate the whole bubble.

"If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities."

Since the pandemic began, seven other schools across the county have confirmed pupils and staff isolating amid outbreaks of coronavirus.

Schools have put strict measures in place to avoid the extreme - with hand sanitiser stations, one-way systems, staggered lunch breaks and the use of masks.