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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.
Flu Until recovered.
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.



On no account should children have tablets, medicine etc. in their possession at school, except for asthma inhalers, as they could get lost or be taken by another child.