PARTIAL school closures are in place in Reading after teachers have had to self-isolate due to the coronavirus.

The Wren School in Reading announced to parents on their school website to say the school will be closed tomorrow until Friday, March 20.

In a letter to parents from the headteacher, the school said they have reached a "break point" where they are not confident that all students can be safely supervised or lessons covered.

The school will remain open to Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils.

Mrs J Broadhead said: "We are not aware of any member of staff or student who has contracted corona virus; however, we do have staff who are self isolating."

Students who have been told to stay at home will be able to come into school during lunchtime to get a meal.

Mark on twitter praised the schools move on allowing children to get their lunch.

He said: "The school are still providing school meals to years 7 and 8 which is good to see."

However, school events such as the year 8 parents evening has been cancelled for the rest of the term as well as school trips.

Despite Year 9 and 11 pupils allowed in school, there will be no school assemblies.

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading has also announced 'partial' school closures in a bid to prevent the Covid-19 virus from spreading.

In a letter addressed to parents: "You will be aware that yesterday the government significantly altered their advice to the nation in addressing the threat of the COVID -19 virus.

"As a result, staff absence has increased significantly and will remain at a very high level for the foreseeable future."

Reading Chronicle:

Partial closures will take place from Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, April 3.

This will affect year 7, 8 , 9 and 10 students.

Others schools also following in their footsteps in the area include the Reading School which has moved all lessons online and Prospect School which has announced it is closing partially 'on a rotating basis'.


We will be doing a round-up of all school closures/partial closures across the county. Please do contact if you are aware of any that we have missed.