Aldeburgh Primary School in Suffolk has just 99 pupils aged four to eleven and is one of Britain’s smallest schools.

The school, which is run by the Avocet Academy Trust, has closed the Reception and Year 1 bubble following the confirmed case of coronavirus over the weekend. All children in the bubble have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the positive result, with a deep clean taking place in the required areas.

It comes as Britain’s coronavirus death toll rose by 11 yesterday, the lowest daily increase since the outbreak began. Cheryl Singleton, CEO of Avocet Academy Trust, said: “I can confirm we have been informed that a child was tested at the weekend for coronavirus and the result was confirmed as positive.

“In line with school procedures and in consultation with Public Health England, we have closed the group or ‘bubble’ the child was part of and deep cleaned the required areas.

“All parents and staff have been informed and we have passed on the information from PHE to the pupils in the bubble concerned.

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