A STUDENT at Christ the King College has tested positive with Covid-19.

It means 27 sixth form students and three staff members are now self-isolating.

An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson confirmed: "Headteacher Graham Wilson has confirmed that a member of the Christ the King College community has tested positive for Covid-19.

"The school has rigorously followed the advice of Public Health England, accessed through the Department for Education official advice service, and following this, 27 sixth form students and three staff members have been required to self-isolate.

"The rest of the school will remain open for all other staff and students. Staff, parents and carers have all been informed and the self-isolating students will receive high quality remote learning throughout their period of self-isolation."

The County Press understands it is a student that has been affected, and a letter has been sent to parents confirming it.

Christ the King has already had to send Year 10 students home, due to staff shortages.

It said it was left with no alternative, as the number of staff available was not sufficient to provide a safe environment for the whole school.

Yesterday we reported a Covid case at Medina College, and other schools affected this week include Greenmount Primary.