Eight schools in our area have told students or staff to go home and self-isolate since reopening.

Cases of Covid-19 were confirmed at schools such as Bushey Meads Academy and Hertsmere Jewish Primary School earlier this month.

A positive case was also confirmed at Queen's School in Bushey over the weekend.

Below is what you need to know about each school.

Queen's School

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Queen's School in Bushey. Credit: Google Street View

The academy said it was notified on Thursday (September 24) evening of the confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school community.

It didn't confirm whether a staff or pupil had tested positive but told people who have been in close contact with the person to self-isolate for 14 days.

Headteacher Jonathan Morrell said: "We were notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school community on Thursday evening.

"In line with national guidance, close contacts of the confirmed case were quickly identified and advised to self-isolate for 14 days."

Hertsmere Jewish Primary School

The Jewish Academy Trust confirmed earlier this month that a "small number of pupils" at Hertsmere Jewish Primary School, near Radlett, had tested positive for the virus. As a result of the confirmed case three classes were told to isolate.

Kirsten Jowett, chief executive officer at the trust, said: "There have been a small number of positive cases of children at the school. These are linked to social events before the school opened."

Kings Langley Primary School

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Kings Langley Primary School

The Hertfordshire County Council also confirmed that there was a positive Covid-19 test of a Year five student earlier this month.

The Watford Observer reported on September 9 that the pupil in the year group was sent home to isolate for 14 days.

Bushey Meads Academy

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Bushey Meads. Credit: Google Street View

The county council also confirmed that two members of staff were sent home in September after testing positive for the virus.

Hertswood Academy

The academy in Borehamwood also confirmed last week in a letter to parents that it received information about a case from Public Health England.

The pupil, understood to be in Year 11, has not been in school since September 8, after they showed symptoms for the virus. The letter said confirmation of a positive test was only received last Monday (September 21).

Loreto College

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Loreto College. Credit: Google Street View

A spokesperson for the college in St Albans said it had asked a number of students to stay at home before returning to school.

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

Windermere JMI School

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Windermere School. Credit: Google Street View

The St Albans primary school said it had also asked a number of pupils to self-isolate, although the students have since returned to school.

Skyswood School

The school confirmed earlier this month that it had asked a class bubble to self-isolate before returning to school.

A reader told the St Albans Review that they believed there were cases of coronavirus in the three schools in the St Albans area.

The County Council said it was unable to reveal information on confirmed cases in Loreto College, Windermere JMI School and Skyswood School as the information was defined as "classified".