These 22 Leeds primary and secondary schools are hit by closures today due to coronavirus and staff isolation

Primary and secondary schools in Leeds have been hit by closures today (Wednesday 18) due to coronvairus concerns or staff needing to self-isolate.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 12:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 12:30 pm

Four schools are fully closed, while 18 others have been forced to close individual year groups.

Thousands of people in Leeds have signed a petition to close all schools in the UK and the Health Secretary said the issue is being kept 'under review'.

These are the 10 secondary schools hit by closures today:

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22 schools in Leeds are hit by full or partial closures today

Abbey Grange CofE Academy - Closed to Years 8, 9 and 12 due to reduced staff numbers.

Allerton Grange High School - School is only open for Years 7, 8, 11 and 13, plus children of parents who are working in the NHS

Bishop Young Church of England Academy (formerly DYCA) - Only open to students in years 7, 10 and 11.

Crawshaw Academy - Closed to Years 8 and 9 due to high levels of staff absence.

Guiseley School - Closed to Years 8, 9 and 10 due to staff self-isolating and hygiene protocols.

Lighthouse Free School Academy, Special School - Fully closed due to staff absence linked to coronavirus self isolation.

Pudsey Grangefield School - Only open to Year 7, 11 and 13 students and all children whose parents work in the healthcare profession.

Ralph Thoresby High School - Closed to Year 8 and 9.

St Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy - Closed to Year 9 and 12 due to staff self-isolating.

Woodkirk Academy - Partially closed for Year 12 only - certain subjects for Year 12 will still be going ahead (see school website).

These are the 12 primary schools hit by closures today:

Bankside Primary School - Fully closed due to numbers of staff needing to self isolate.

Carlton Primary School - Fully closed including nursery due to insufficent staffing linked to coronavirus isolation and the protection of staff with underlying health conditions.

Deighton Gates Primary School - Closed to Year 2.

Ebor Gardens Primary Academy - School is open for Years 2, 3 and 6 ONLY until further notice, due to a number of staff being advised to self-isolate.

Fountain Primary School - Nursery closed due to staff with underlying medical conditions and self isolation of staff.

Greenmount Primary School - Nursery and Reception closed due to staff shortages.

Harehills Primary School - Nursery closed due to staff shortages in school due to coronavirus.

Holy Trinity Church of England Academy, Rothwell - School closed to Reception pupils due to high Reception staff absence (self isolation and underlying medical conditions).

Pool-in-Wharfedale CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School - Reception, Years 1 and 2 closed due to staff being forced to self-isolate.

Rothwell St Mary's Catholic Primary School - Fully closed due to staff with underlying medical conditions and self isolation of staff

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Wetherby - Fully closed due to the number of staff having to self-isolate.

Swarcliffe Primary School - Nursery closed due to staff shortages from self isolation and underlying health conditions.