Illness and Medication

Please phone the school on 01823 337051 before 9.00am to let us know if your child is ill. In the mornings before school you will be able to leave a message explaining why your child is not in school.

Pupils should attend school on every day the school is open, unless they are really not well enough to.

Minor ailments should not be a reason for staying at home. If your child attends school when feeling slightly under the weather, do let a member of staff know and we will monitor them and contact you if we think they need to go home. If you aren’t sure whether or not to send your child to school, please contact the school office on 01823 337051 and we will be happy to advise. There is also a very helpful resource on the NHS website:

If a child has been sick or suffered diarrhoea, we request that they remain off school for 48 hours after their last episode to ensure they are fully recovered.

If your child has a contagious illness such as chicken pox, slap cheek or measles, please let us know as soon as possible. If a child has certain illnesses that require them to remain away from school, your doctor should be able to advise you, however if you are unsure please contact reception and we will refer to the advice we receive from the Health Authority.

If a child has an ongoing medical issue such as diabetes or asthma the school works with the relevant health professionals and parents to ensure medication is available and accessed during the school day and that trained staff are on hand if required.

If your child requires medication during the school day please speak to the school office. You will need to fill in a consent form, giving us permission to administer the medicine. We would, however, request that when completing a course of medication that you arrange, where possible, to ask the GP for a 3 dose antibiotic, for example, which can be administered before and after school. No pupil should bring medication into school to self-administer without the knowledge of the school office and the class teacher.

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