AN academy trust has confirmed a positive case of Covid-19 at one of the district's schools. 

WISE Academies, which runs the Shaftoe Trust Acedemy, at Haydon Bridge, said all steps had been taken in line with advice received from Public Health England and the Department for Education. 

"We are able to confirm that there has been one positive Covid-19 case at Shaftoe Trust Academy, Haydon Bridge," said a statement from WISE. 

"Upon notification the academy acted very swiftly to notify the school community. All appropriate steps have been taken in line with the  advice received from Public Health and the Department for Education.

"Our academies will continue to adhere to the latest guidance in handling any such situations, this includes ensuring remote learning is in place for those pupils affected by any 'bubble closure'.  

"The priority will always be the safety of our pupils, staff and the community."