If your child is ill and unable to come into school please ring the school office by 9.30am in the morning.
Recommended guidelines from the Health Protection Agency:
|Illness||Exclusion time from school|
|Chickenpox and shingles||5 days from onset of rash.|
|Conjunctivitis||Although no exclusion time medical advice should be sought as it is infectious while the symptoms exist.|
|Diarrhoea and sickness (including Winter vomiting / norovirus)||48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.|
|Food poisoning||Until free of symptoms i.e. 48 hours after last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.|
|German measles (Rubella)||5 days from the onset of the rash and until they feel well again.|
|Glandular Fever||None. Children may return to school once they feel well.|
|Hand, foot and mouth||No exclusion necessary.|
|Head lice||No exclusion once treated (across whole family).|
|Impetigo||Until lesions are crusted or healed or reliably covered.|
|Measles||4 days from onset of rash.|
|Mumps||5 days from onset of swelling.|
|Ringworm||Exclusion not usually required.|
|Rubella||6 days from onset of rash.|
|Scabies||Children can return after first treatment has commenced.|
|Scarlet fever||48 hours after commencing antibiotics.|
|Slap cheek (Fifth disease)||No exclusion necessary.|
|Verruca||A child does not need to stay away and can go swimming if the verruca is covered with a waterproof sock or plaster.|
|Whooping cough||5 days from commencement of antibiotic treatment.|
The above is not an exhaustive list. Please contact the school office for further information.
The school has a number of qualified first aiders on site. Should your child become ill during the day you or your emergency contact will be telephoned to collect them.
When a child has been ill and is then well enough to attend school but has been prescribed medication this should, if at all possible, be taken out of school time. However, where a dose has to be administered in school hours you will need to complete a 'request for the administration of medicines form' in the school office.