A SECONDARY school has confirmed two positive coronavirus tests.

A small number of pupils and staff at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) are currently self-isolating after one student and one staff member contracted the illness.

It is understood a letter has been sent to parents communicating this information.

The school, off Lewes Road in Falmer, has about 850 students.

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Principal Bob Speight told The Argus: “One student and one staff member have tested positive for Covid-19 and a small number of other students and staff members are self-isolating as a result, in accordance with Public Health guidelines.”

The school is the sixth in Brighton and Hove known to have had a confirmed case of coronavirus among its students and staff.

Dorothy Stringer School, Patcham High School and Coldean Primary School, all in Brighton, have sent letters to parents in recent weeks to inform them of positive tests within their communities.

The Argus:

BHASVIC and Cardinal Newman Catholic School, both in Hove, have also had several cases of the virus since students returned following the summer holidays and enforced closures earlier in lockdown.

Elsewhere in Sussex, Oak Grove College and Vale School, both in Worthing, Cross in Hand Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, Heron Park Primary Academy in Eastbourne and Hastings Academy in Hastings have had students test positive for Covid-19.