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Illness

If your child becomes ill during the school day, parents will be contacted and asked to take their child home. For this reason it is vital we have an up to date emergency telephone number where parents can be contacted during the day and very useful to have details of a second contact in case the first is not available.

If your child is ill and will be absent you must notify the school on the morning of the first day of absence; it is essential that we are aware if a child has an infectious illness. Children who have had diarrhoea or sickness must not return to school for 48 hours after it has stopped, as advised by the Health Protection Agency.

We are able to administer prescribed medication to your child, e.g. antibiotics, asthma inhalers, emergency medication for anaphylaxis / seizures or long-term medication. If your child requires medication during school hours please come to the office to complete necessary paperwork. All medication must be handed to an adult in school for safe storage; do not leave the medication with your child.

Please do not send your child to school with non-prescription medicines including aspirin and throat sweets, these can be dangerous and small children do not appreciate the danger.

For further information please refer to our policy, ‘Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions’.


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