Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School delays return due to Covid cases

Marlow’s Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School has delayed its opening date after ‘a number of positive’ coronavirus cases in the school community, the Maidenhead Advertiser reports.

The school had hoped to restart on Wednesday but has decided to ‘prioritise safety’ and delay the opening for the new school year until Thursday, September 10.

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Head teacher Kay Mountfield told parents of the news via a newsletter circulated on Friday, in which she says the positive Covid-19 cases have been found ‘in the school community’.

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“As you know, at Borlase, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to school in September and have been working hard towards this aim. The school and staff are ready and excited to get started,” she said.

“However, in the last 24 hours, the school has been informed of a number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the school community following travels overseas.”

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