A SECONDARY school has closed its Year Seven to Year 11 bubbles.

University Collegiate School has all its secondary school pupils self-isolating.

The sixth form is operating as normal.

The school sent out a letter on Wednesday to parents of Year Seven pupils saying there had been a confirmed case of covid within the school, with pupils told to self-isolate until October 5.

And on Friday a letter was sent out to parents of Year Nine, 10 and 11 pupils.

It stated: "We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

"We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child in Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance your child, and all members of Key Stage 4 must now stay at home and self-isolate until Thursday, 8th October."

All children will still continue their education remotely.

Around one in six Bolton schools has so far been affected by coronavirus leading to pupils and staff having to self-isolate at home.

Schools opened at the start of September with staff excited to welcome pupils back, and children described as ready and focused to learn.

A series of safety measures are in place in all schools, which include the creation of class or year bubbles to stop the virus from transmitting.