PUPILS from three Herefordshire schools are working from home due to Covid-19 outbreaks.

Blackmarston School, Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre and Broadlands Primary School are all partially closed due to Covid-19 outbreaks resulting in a shortage of staff.

Earl Mortimer College


Earl Mortimer College in Leominster is closed for Year 7 pupils today (Wednesday) and is due to welcome students again tomorrow (Thursday).

"Year 7 is closed today due to staff absence and the associated impact of Covid-19. Students can return to school tomorrow,"said the Herefordshire Council website.


Blackmarston School


Blackmarston School has closed Puffins Class from this week until further notice.

The council website said this was 'due to staff shortages arising from Covid infections within the class team'.

"We will notify parents and carers as soon as possible when we are able to re-open the class and in the meantime, remote learning will be made available to families," added the council's website.

"We have re-opened Wrens Class on Monday (March 28) as we have had sufficient staff back in school to do this safely."

Broadlands Primary School


Broadlands Primary School is also partially closed to early years foundation stage (EYFS) pupils (aged up to five).

"Broadlands EYFS will be closed for the rest of this week (commencing March 28) due to Covid-19 related staff shortages.