Pupils at Hartsbourne Primary School were asked to self-isolate, following coronavirus precautions.

The primary school in Bushey is among other Hertfordshire schools that has confirmed “a number of pupils” were sent home and told to self-isolate before returning to school last week.

The Observer understands that the self-isolating pupils would mainly be from Year 2, after at least one child from that year group tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesperson from the primary school said: “I can confirm that following government guidelines, and having worked closely with PHE (Public Health England), we have asked a number of pupils from our school to self-isolate before returning to school.

“This is a scenario we have prepared for and unfortunate as it is, we always put the safety of our pupils and whole school community first.

“We cannot give any further details as all data is confidential, but we hope all our students remain safe and well and look forward to welcoming them back when we can.”

While the selected groups are self-isolating, the school continues to run as normal.

Elsewhere in Bushey, it has been confirmed that two staff members and a Year 11 pupil at Bushey Meads School tested positive for Covid-19.

Some Year 11 students and other staff members were told to self-isolate as part of the track and trace protocol.

The self-isolating students at Bushey Meads were told they will be sent work at home through Google Classroom.

Last week it was confirmed a “small number of pupils” at Hertsmere Jewish Primary School near Radlett tested positive for the virus, and three classes were isolated.

Hertfordshire County Council confirmed that a Year 5 student also tested positive at Kings Langley Primary School, and pupils in the bubble were sent home.