A SECONDARY school is to remain open despite a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Peacehaven Community School announced on Friday that there had been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school.

In a letter sent to parents by head of school Darren Warner-Swann, Peacehaven Community School said a number of children who had been in contact with the individual who tested positive have been asked to stay home for 10 days.

The school will remain open for all students in year 7 and 10, with students encouraged to attend if they remain feeling well.

“We know that you may find this concerning, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England,” he said.

“All students and staff, regardless of year group, should remain vigilant regarding Covid-19.

“All parents are advised to continue with the routine twice weekly asymptomatic LFD Covid-19 testing of those ages 11 and above in the household.”

The decision was made on the same day that King’s School in Hove announced its closure for the final two days of term after an outbreak at the school.

The Argus: Peacehaven Community School is to remain open despite Covid casePeacehaven Community School is to remain open despite Covid case

In the letter, Mr Warner-Swann said any student develops Covid-19 symptoms they must stay at home and get tested immediately.

“If your child tests positive, your child and household need to continue isolating for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared,” he said.

“Add your child’s details to NHS Test and Trace and inform the school/educational setting so that other close contacts can be identified and advised to isolate.”

Following a number of recent cases at the school, year 9 students were due to return to school on July 19.

Peacehaven Community School’s final day of the school year is July 23 when it will close at 12.30pm.