A flu outbreak has closed a school for five days after almost a third of pupils and members of staff were struck by the virus.
About 330 pupils and 25 staff at Bramhall High School in Stockport, Greater Manchester, have been off since Tuesday.
In a letter, head teacher Lynne Fox said cases were “continuing to rise” causing an “unprecedented situation”.
The 1,200-pupil school is due to reopen on 13 December.
Mrs Fox took action following guidance from Public Health England and she said a “deep clean” of the site would be carried out.
She said the closure would allow “a period of recuperation” for those who are ill and “avoid any danger of re-infection”.
The school advised anyone with lung, heart, liver, kidney, or neurological disease, diabetes or an impaired immune system to see their GP and seek the flu vaccine.
[Source: Public Health England]
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