A SCHOOL in Newport is closed today for the second time in a week following an "unprecedented level" of staff sickness.

St Julian's School is "currently unable to operate the school safely," according to a statement issued yesterday.

"Therefore in full consultation with the Local Authority, the Chair of Governors has made the decision to close the school tomorrow for all staff and students."


A decision on whether the school will open on Thursday, December 12, will be shared by 3pm today.

The school was forced to close last week - on Thursday December 6 - "due to an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea".