HALESOWEN schools are among a growing list of schools and colleges across the Dudley borough dealing with confirmed cases of coronavirus, the News can reveal.

Positive cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed at Windsor High School, Leasowes High School, Hurst Green Primary School and Halesowen College.

A spokesman for the Invictus Education Trust, which runs Leasowes High School, said it was following Department for Education guidance and added: "Our priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff across all our schools."

The following schools across the Dudley borough have also confirmed cases of the virus:

Dudley College of Technology

Sledmere Primary School in Dudley

Bishop Milner Catholic College in Dudley

Northfield Road Primary School in Dudley

The Dormston School in Sedgley

The Link Academy in Netherton

Red Hall Primary School in Lower Gornal

Ellowes Hall Sports College in Lower Gornal

Withymoor Primary School in Brierley Hill

Kingswinford Academy in Kingswinford 

Crestwood School in Kingswinford

Oldswinford Hospital school in Stourbridge

Pedmore Technology College in Stourbridge

The Wordsley School in Wordsley

Ridgewood High School in Wollaston

Councillor Ruth Buttery, Dudley Council's cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Dudley Council is working closely with all education providers in the borough to keep people safe during the pandemic.

"Due to patient confidentiality, we cannot comment on individual cases but parents and carers can be assured their childcare provider, school, or college will contact them should they need to take any action.

“When a case is confirmed that relates to an education setting they are reported to the Department for Education, which works with the setting to ensure appropriate and proportionate measures are taken.

“We are continuing to do all we can to keep children and young people safely back in education where they belong and a part of this work is also ensuring children do not unnecessarily miss important time at childcare, school or college.

“People can continue to help reduce the risk of transmission of the virus by following government guidance, including social distancing and practising good hand hygiene. It is vital that anyone who is symptomatic self-isolates and seeks a test.”