ALDWORTH School is the latest in Basingstoke to report a confirmed coronavirus case, Hampshire County Council has revealed.

The secondary school on Western Way reported a case within its school community to the council on Thursday, October 15.

One parent told the Gazette that an email was sent to inform parents on the afternoon of Friday, October 16, but that the school confirmed only that "an individual" had tested positive, and gave no further details.

The Gazette contacted Aldworth School for more information, but headteacher Paul Jenkins declined to comment.

Hampshire County council publish a full list of schools in the area which have reported positive coronavirus cases, and update this regularly.

Aldworth joins Everest Community School as the only other Basingstoke and Deane district institution to report a case in the past fortnight.

Since the return of schools in September, the list of schools which have reported at least one coronavirus case has also included Preston Candover Primary School and Robert May's School, Odiham.

In addition, cases have been reported at Basingstoke College of Technology and at Queen Mary's College (QMC).

The two Basingstoke schools currently on the Hampshire-wide list are joined by three schools in the East Hampshire district, 12 in Eastleigh, two in Fareham, three in Gosport, four in Hart, six in Havant, eight in New Forest, seven in Rushmoor, six in Test Valley and four in Winchester.

The council list states: "These are the Hampshire schools that have reported a case of COVID-19.

"This means in some cases, one or more bubbles will be self-isolating. In others, there is no requirement for a bubble to isolate

"Pupils who are self-isolating will continue their education at home by remote learning."

All of the schools listed remain open.