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Penwortham Primary School shut due to sickness

Posted on - 7th December, 2018 - 10:30am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, Schools

Penwortham County Primary School is closed today due to an outbreak of sickness.

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Parents at the school in Crookings Lane were told yesterday afternoon that a number of children across years 2 and 4 had been struck down with the vomiting bug.

As a precaution the headteacher Mr Mitchell took the decision to close the school to prevent further spread of the virus and to allow a deep clean to take place.

The Christmas Fayre was also cancelled and will be rescheduled next week.

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In a text to parents just after 12pm yesterday, he said: “Dear Parents, due to a rising number of pupils exhibiting norovirus symptoms (particularly Y4 & Y2) we are suggesting that any parent tat can collect their child come in early to do so as a precautionary measure.”

At 2.40pm, he said: “Thank you for your support today. Having spoken with the chair of governors and LA Advisor I have taken the difficult decision to close the school tomorrow (Friday) to hopefully minimise further spreading of any illness.

“The school will be undergoing a deep clean process and we fully intent to open again as normal on Monday. Many apologies for the inconvenience.”

Lancashire County Council also placed a notice on their website.

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