Cleadon primary school closed after scarlet fever outbreak
A South Tyneside school is closed on March 9, following an outbreak of scarlet fever.
A deep clean of the Cleadon Church of England Academy site, in Boldon Lane, will be carried out after the school was informed of confirmed cases of scarlet fever, a letter to parents has said.
In a urgent email, the academy has reassured parents and carers that the closure is not related to coronavirus and staff aim to reopen the primary school on Tuesday, March 10.
The primary school, which has around 480 pupils on its roll according to Ofsted, has apologised for the inconvenience but has thanked parents for their support.
Replying to parents on social media, a Cleadon Academy spokesman said: “Thank you for the positive messages we have received. Hopefully the measure we are putting in place will reduce the likelihood of the scarlet fever spreading.
“Thank you for your support.”