Ryecroft Academy closes due to Norovirus

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Ryecroft Academy in Farsley.

Ryecroft Academy in Farnley has become the second West Leeds school to close due to an outbreak of the winter sickness bug Norovirus.

The school has announced it will close on Monday and Tuesday (December 9 and 10) due to the high number of pupils affected by the bug.

A comment on the school’s website said:

“This decision has not been taken lightly and we have a professional cleaning company carrying out a deep clean of the school.

“We are grateful for the support we have received during this challenging time and we hope those affected are feeling better soon.”

The Dispatch reported yesterday that Farnley Academy would be closed for at least Monday due to an outbreak affecting staff and pupils.

Both schools are part of the GORSE Academies Trust.

Norovirus, also called the “winter vomiting bug”, is a stomach bug that causes vomiting and diarrhoea. According to the NHS website, it can be very unpleasant, but usually goes away in about two days.


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