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If your child is unwell and not able to attend school please telephone the office and leave a message on the answer phone before 8.55am so we can record their absence correctly. 

Please leave the following information in your message:

  • Your child’s name
  • His/her class
  • Reason for absence

If your child has had a stomach upset or sickness, it is important that you allow a period of at least 48 hours after the sickness or diarrhoea has finished, before sending them back to school. Such action will help to prevent the infection spreading unnecessarily to others in the school.

We understand that there are times when it can be tricky to decide whether you keep your child off school if they appear unwell. We encourage children to come to school whenever possible, and fully appreciate there are times they may feel a little under the weather for example, with a cold. Please be reassured that if your child deteriorates in the day, and we feel they are too unwell to remain in school, we will contact you. 

We have also prepared a summary guide about the most common childhood illnesses, which can be found below. This will give you further information about whether your child can attend school or should remain at home. 

Medicines in School

Parents who wish prescribed medicines to be given to their child at school must sign a consent form at the school office which specifies the medication involved, circumstances under which it should be administered, frequency and level of dosage.  All medicine/tablets must be labelled and handed to the office for safekeeping. Please also ensure you tell the appropriate staff of any medical condition concerning your child that we should know while he/she is in our care.