AN entire year group at a North-East secondary school is having to isolate after two pupils tested positive for coronavirus.

The decision, announced today, affects Year 7 pupils at Longfield Academy in Darlington.

Due to the confirmed cases coinciding with the half-term holiday, it means the Year 7 pupils will be remote learning between November 3 and 5 before returning to school on November 6.

Head teacher Nick Lindsay said: “This course of action is being taken on the advice of Public Health England and parents are being kept fully informed.”

Pupils in years 8-11 will return to school on Tuesday, November 3, as normal.