STUDENTS at Oswestry's Marches School say a number of Year 9 pupils have been asked to stay at home and self-isolate after a positive Covid-19 case was reported.

A student attended school last Thursday, albeit with no symptoms, but recorded a positive result and the school was notified.

In a posting on its Facebook page, a spokesman for the school, in Morda Road, said all children who have been inc lose contact have been informed.

They said: "We have been made aware of a student in our school community who has tested positive for Covid-19.

"The student was last in school with no symptoms on Thursday, December 10 and is in Year 9. A positive test result has now been shared with the school.

"We are thankful that our parents and carers are following the correct actions concerning Covid-19 and keeping the school informed to allow us to minimise risks.

"The number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus, have received a letter via email informing them [they] must stay at home for 14 days.

"The school will remain open for all students other than 9K half.

"If your child is not in 9K and you have not also received a letter informing you that your child is a close contact, they should continue to attend as normal if they remain well."