A primary school in Darlington has closed after a pupil and their parents tested positive for coronavirus.

Skerne Park Academy was open for 40 children. This included the affected family as they come under 'key worker' status.

The school has been closed until further notice to allow for the necessary period of isolation.

All parents have been informed and the school is following guidelines issued by Public Health England. We would like to reassure everyone that every possible step is being taken to ensure the safety of our pupils and staff, and we wish the family a speedy recovery.

Head teacher Kate Chisholm