Another East Lancashire high school has told a full year group to stay home after one pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Mount Carmel High School in Accrington said they were asking all year seven students to remain at home on Friday as a 'precautionary measure'.

School leaders have reassured parents and guardians that children in other year groups would not be affected and work would be set online for those pupils who were not allowed to come into school.

A statement on Mount Carmel's website, which was posted on Thursday evening, read: "As a precautionary measure we are asking that all pupils in year seven stay at home tomorrow (Friday September 11).

"This is following a confirmed case of Covid-19 tonight with a year seven pupil.

"Work will be set online for all lessons for all year seven pupils using Show My Homework.

"All other year groups should attend school tomorrow as normal.

"We have worked really hard to ensure all pupils stay in year group bubbles so we can deal with incidents like this and pupils in other year groups will not be affected.

"We will be in touch with further information once we have further guidance from Public Health England."

This announcement follows a class from Lammack Primary School and a year from Pleckgate High School who were told of positive coronavirus cases and instructed students as a precautionary measure to self-isolate.

Another school reported to have contacted parents, is The Valley Leadership Academy in Stacksteads, Rossendale.

The school was forced to send year 11 pupils home after one of them tested positive for coronavirus.

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School also reported a student had been sent home after contracting the virus.