A ROMSEY school is poised to welcome back more pupils this week before the end of the term.

Stroud School, Highwood Lane, has invited pupils back from Year 2, 5 and 7 to join children who have been back in the classroom for two weeks now.

This comes after education secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced schools would be allowed to open to more age groups if they have space.

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However, some children will be unable to return to Stroud School, due to health issues or wider concerns within families, meaning the school will continue with its remote learning programme.

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Headteacher, Joel Worrall, said: "This does feel like the beginning of the end of restrictive measures, but we are aware that the virus is not yet a thing of the past.

"Our duty of care to the staff and the pupils remains the absolute priority, which is why we have chosen to continue with a phased re-opening rather that a mass return.”