A WORSBROUGH primary school has been praised for having no coronavirus bubble closures since reopening in September.

Bank End Primary School, at Underwood Avenue, has continued to teach throughout the pandemic without a single positive coronavirus case amongst staff and students.

The school has had an onsite cleaner working throughout the day and staggered starting times for bubbles.

Parents have been told to remain outside of the school gates at all times.

Headteacher Michelle Kelly believes the tireless work done by staff, parents and pupils has been paramount in keeping the school safe.

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She told the Chronicle: “This year can be summed up as a rollercoaster. It’s had amazing highs but difficult lows.

“Like every school across the borough, it’s been tough to keep our students and community safe.

“Fortunately, we’ve managed to pull through because of the team effort of staff, students and parents.

“We had a clear risk assessment in place weeks before our return. Our staff have been dedicated to following these procedures carefully whilst being mindful of their lives outside of school.

“Our parents have been dropping pupils off outside of school gates so they don’t enter school grounds.”

Bank End Primary still has measures in place in the event that a bubble may have to close in the future.

“I’m incredibly proud of our entire community. There have been sacrifices but we’re so thrilled that we can continue to welcome all of our pupils back.

“The school, of course, has measures in place in case we do have to close a bubble in the new year.

“But we will continue to do our best to keep everyone at the school safe going into the new year. It has been a real team effort.”