Illness and Medication
We expect children to be in school if they are well enough to be here. If your child has a cough or cold, we encourage you to bring them in. If we feel they are struggling, we'll inform you.
Please phone the school on 01823 284897 before 9.15am 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.
If a child has been sick we request that they remain off school for 48hours after the last bout of sickness, 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 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 see the office staff who will arrange for the necessary paperwork to be completed with you. 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.
A copy of our medication policy can be found here.