A school in Richmond has been forced to close after a coronavirus outbreak.

Richmond Park Academy, in Park Avenue, wrote to parents yesterday to say there had been a "significant number of cases from student and staff bodies".

It was agreed the Academy should move to a virtual timetable for all children for the rest of this term.

The message said: "As a school, after another year of disruption, we were really excited about finishing the end of the academic year with an exciting and activity-filled programme, just like our students deserve."