Sixth form student at Quest Academy in Selsdon “tests positive for coronavirus”

By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter

It is believed that a sixth form student at the Quest Academy in Selsdon has tested positive for coronavirus.

An email sent to staff by the school confirms that a girl has received a positive test result.

The school, in Farnborough Avenue, has not responded to a request for comment.

And The Collegiate Trust, which runs the school, would not comment on whether the claims were true.

Councillor Robert Ward is a councillor for Selsdon and a governor at The Quest Academy.

He said he had not heard about the case at the school, but said he was confident that the school had the right plans in place to deal with any outbreaks.

He added: “I wouldn’t expect to hear about it, but we reviewed their procedures and they have all the right procedures in place.

“They are very good at The Quest.”

A letter sent to parents in September from headteacher Andy Crofts set out plans in place if students need to self-isolate.

In it he said: “In readiness for any situation where any group of students may need to isolate, we are finalising our new remote learning platform using Google classrooms.

“This will ensure that learning can be maintained throughout the year regardless of the circumstances.”

It is the latest of several confirmed cases across the borough.

On Tuesday it was revealed that a ‘small number of children’ at Selsdon Primary School, in Addington Road, were self-isolating after the school was told of a positive test this week.

Pictured top: The Quest Academy in Selsdon (Picture: Google Street View)

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