Schools face classroom closures due to Covid

All primary schools will be fully open from March 8 with all pupils expected to return to classrooms.

Schools in Norfolk have been impacted by classroom closures due to Covid and staff shortages - Credit: PA

A number of Norwich and Norfolk schools have been forced to close to certain year groups with a move to remote learning due to Covid outbreaks.

As of today, there are four schools affected with two in Norwich, one in King's Lynn and another in south Norfolk.

The news comes as recent data has shown that Covid infection rates among children has surged in the past few weeks despite signs showing that the overall rate of infection across Norfolk is in decline.

City Academy Norwich has closed the school to Year 7 and 8 pupils due to high levels of staff absence and of Covid cases within the year groups.

Recreation Road Infant School in Norwich has closed the Reception year group. It is open to other pupils. This is due to lack of staffing. Teaching sessions are being conducted via Zoom.

Bunwell Primary School in south Norfolk has closed its ladybirds class due to insufficient staffing. It remains open to key workers and remote learning is in place.

King's Lynn Nursery School is only open to vulnerable children or children of key workers due to high numbers of staff self-isolating. 

John Grant School in Caister-on-Sea is closed due to increasing levels of Covid infections across the school. The entirety of the school will remain closed for the rest of the week and will reopen on Monday, January 31.