An entire year group was sent home from school after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Year 11 students at The Chalfonts Community College were sent home after a fellow pupil was confirmed to have caught Covid-19.

In a letter to parents posted on the Chalfont St Peter school's website on Monday, September 7, principal Russell Denial said no other year group is affected and will remain at school.

He said: "I write to inform you that a student in Year 11 has tested positive for Covid-19.

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"Following the advice given to us by Public Health England, as a precautionary measure, we have been instructed to send Year 11 home. Further details will be sent to parents of these students.

"Year 11 were kept within their own year group bubble at all times, and this action does not affect any other year group.

"All other years will continue in school as normal and continue with the revised school day and timetable.

"As a school, we have ensured that all other year groups have remained separate at all times and stayed within their curriculum areas.

"I appreciate that this may cause concern, but we have followed the guidance and advice given to us so that the rest of the school can carry on as normal."

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It comes just days after a number of pupils at Chesham Grammar School and Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Marlow also tested positive for the virus after summer holiday trips abroad.

All pupils at The Chalfonts Community College only returned to the school, in Narcot Lane, yesterday (September 7).