JUST days after returning to school, bubble closures are already affecting classrooms across the borough.

A total of five primaries and one secondary school have already had to close classes.

Rebecca Paddock, headteacher at Worsbrough Common Primary School - one of the schools with a closed bubble - said there’s been high attendance despite it.

“On Monday we had 99.6 per cent attendance which is amazing,” she said.

“We’ve taken the guidance from Public Health England to make sure our staff and pupils remain safe and we have online provisions to make sure that no student misses out on their education while at home.”

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Coun Margaret Bruff, cabinet spokesperson for children’s services, added: “Any affected schools act quickly to ensure the safety of pupils and staff in all cases by closing the necessary bubbles.”