A PRIMARY school headteacher has passed away after being admitted to intensive care with coronavirus symptoms.

Mrs Wendy Jacobs, the headteacher of Roose Community Primary School was being cared for at Furness General Hospital.

In a statement, Fred Chatfield, the Chair of governors said: "This is devastating news for our school and nursery community and all our thoughts and sympathies are with her family."

The school will remain closed to all pupils tomorrow, including those of essential workers.

Mr Chatfield said: "This is a huge loss to our school, nursery and our community and I will be in touch as soon as possible to explain how we will celebrate Mrs Jacobs' life and contribution."