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COVID: Highland high school, Charleston Academy, closes to Inverness pupils from S1 to S3 due to high number of Covid cases among teachers

By Louise Glen

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Charleston Academy.
Charleston Academy.

A Highland high school has asked years one to three to stay at home.

Due to a high number of staff members testing positive for Covid, Charleston Academy has closed today for pupils in the first three years of the school.

Mrs H Hunter, acting head teacher, wrote to parents and carers to inform them that the school would be closed today to pupils from S1-S3.

The news came after Inverness High School was closed to pupils yesterday and today, and Lochardil Primary School was closed to pupils on Monday.

She wrote: "I regret to inform you that we have made the decision to close Charleston Academy on Wednesday 10th November 2021 to S1-S3 pupils.

"The school will be partially open to S4-S6 pupils only.

"Unfortunately, there are a large number of staff absent due to Covid testing. Please note that they are isolating awaiting test results rather than having positive results.

"However, it is impossible to cover all classes and therefore S1-S3 pupils are asked to stay home.

"We are disappointed to have to close tomorrow but have no option as additional staff cover is unavailable.

"Hopefully, we will re-open to all pupils on Thursday 11th November.

She added: "I will update you tomorrow as soon as I have more information.

"Thank you for your continued support."

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