JUNIOR school pupils will be handed their very own Google Chromebook laptop in a bid to curtail the impact of pupils being forced to isolate and work from home. 

Kents Hill Junior School has written to parents outlining the plans to provide each pupils with the kit over the course of the next half term. 

The plan is being put in place to curb any potential disruption to children's learning should they be asked to isolate. 

In an email to parents, Michael Thomas, Executive Head at the Benfleet school, told parents: "By reducing contact between bubble groups we have significantly reduced the possibility of one positive test forcing us to ask an entire year group to self-isolate with the subsequent inconvenience and difficulty that can cause some families.

"In order to minimise any potential disruption to learning in the future, our school trust - The Epsilon Star Trust - is going to provide every pupil at Kents Hill Junior School with their own Google Chromebook during the course of next half term.

"These will mainly be for your child’s personal use in school, however; if a pupil or group of pupils is requested to self-isolate they will take their Chromebooks home to access Google Classroom."

Parents will be sent details of the school's home learning plan.