School and class closures due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) schools and classes may be asked to self-isolate with little notice.

Information concerning schools and any class closures changes daily. For the most recent and up to date information on individual schools, please contact or visit the school’s own website for more details.

We will update this page with information around schools that have fully closed, or that have close contacts or bubbles isolating as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday and Wednesday each week.

A statement from Cllr Margaret Bruff, Cabinet Spokesperson for Children’s Services, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Find a full list of schools in Barnsley or find out more about attending schools advice for parents and carers.

Schools with close contacts or bubbles isolating

  • Barnsley Academy
  • Brierley CE Primary School
  • Carlton Primary Academy
  • Dearne ALC
  • Gawber Primary School
  • High View Primary Learning Centre
  • Holy Road School
  • Holy Trinity
  • Horizon Community College
  • Hoyland Common Primary School
  • Hoyland Springwood Primary School
  • Kirk Balk Academy
  • Ladywood Primary
  • Meadstead Primary Academy
  • Oakwell Rise Primary
  • Outwood Academy Shafton
  • Outwood Primary Academy Darfield
  • Oxspring Primary
  • Penistone Grammar
  • Shawlands Primary
  • The Hill Primary
  • Thurgoland CE Primary
  • Thurlstone Primary School
  • West Meadows Primary
  • Wilthorpe Primary
  • Worsborough Common Primary

Our statement

Cllr Margaret Bruff, Cabinet Spokesperson for Children’s Services, said:

“Schools are acting quickly and ensuring the safety of pupils and staff in all cases. Parents, carers and staff are being notified immediately and are being kept updated.

We know that any closures of school bubbles may cause difficulties for some parents and carers, and we would like to thank them for their understanding of the situation.

We urge parents and carers to follow the advice given to them by official sources such as schools, the council and Public Health England. If a pupil is asked to self-isolate, it is important that their parent supports this to happen for the required time.

It’s important that if either a child or member of staff is feeling unwell, that they stay at home and let the school know as soon as possible. If they have symptoms of COVID-19, they need to self-isolate immediately and get tested. This also applies if any members of the household are unwell.

It’s so important that people are being more careful than ever about observing the now-familiar social distancing measures such as handwashing, social distancing, staying at home and self-isolating if symptomatic. Parents are also advised to wear face coverings when taking and picking up children from school to reduce opportunities for community transmission.

Following this guidance will help to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the community.

Check for the symptoms of COVID-19 on the NHS website.