Norfolk schools close due to Covid cases

Recreation Road Infant School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Several schools in Norfolk have had to close due to Covid outbreaks. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2014

Covid outbreaks among staff have led to closures at two Norfolk schools today.

The schools affected include Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School and Recreation Road Infant School.

Dereham Church Infant School has one reception class closed while Recreation Road Infant School, in Norwich, is closed to all pupils.

A further two schools have closures due to staff shortages.

Ongoing staff absence to years seven to 11 at City Academy Norwich has forced the school to close for all students except those in years 10 and 11.

Watton Junior School is closed to all year five and six classes due to a lack of staffing. 

A fifth school has remained shut after damage caused by a fire forced it to close. Earlham Nursery School is awaiting repairs before reopening.