What to do if your child is ill:
- Telephone the school office on 01202 874400 on the first day of absence to explain why your child is away from school. There is an answerphone where you may leave a message if the office is closed.
- Keep school informed if the absence is more than two or three days.
- Please bring a note on your child’s return to school. Verbal messages via the children are not sufficient. Unexplained absences are always classed as unauthorised absences.
Public Health England
The Department of Health has produced guidelines that schools follow with regards to illness of children in education and infection control.
Please click on the links below for further details:
Common illnesses and conditions in school
What should you do?
For more detailed information please click on the links above.
|Infection or Complaint||Recommended period to be kept away from school|
|Chicken Pox||Until all vesicles have crusted over***|
|Diarrhoea and/or vomiting||48 hours from LAST episode of diarrhoea or vomiting|
|Conjunctivitus||None (Please speak to a GP or Pharmacist for drops to ease any pain/itchiness and then child can come into school)|
|Covid-19||Please see the latest advise on the schools ‘NEWS’ page|
|Hand, foot and mouth||None|
|Head lice||None (Treatment is recommended in cases where live lice have been seen)|
|Impetigo||Until lesions are crusted and healed or 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment|
|Rash||Children with rashes should be considered infectious and be assessed by their doctor|
|Slapped cheek/fifth disease||None (once rash has developed)***|
|Tonsillitis||None (There are many causes, but most cases are due to viruses and do not need and antibiotic)|
|Threadworms||None (Treatment is recommended for the child and household contacts)|
|Warts and verrucae||None (Verrucae should be covered)|
*** Take further advice – ‘Vulnerable Children and Female Staff’