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Unwell Children

Infectious Diseases

Children suffering from infectious diseases are not allowed to attend school for certain periods. We ask that you please keep to these time scales to ensure that the school can run effectively and with the least disruption to other pupils.

Illness Recommended period to be kept away from school/nursery
Vomiting 48 hours from the last episode of sickness
Diarrhoea 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea
Chicken Pox 5 days from onset of rash
German Measles 6 days from onset of rash
Measles 4 days from onset of rash
Mumps Until swelling has subsided (at least 5 days)
Scarlet Fever Child can return 24 hours after starting antibiotics
Whooping Cough 21 days from the onset of cough, 5 days after antibiotics treatment
Impetigo 48 hours after treatment started

Medicines at School

It is the school’s policy that medicines or tablets are not brought into school, but we can administer PRESCRIBED medications which require 4 doses per day or more.  Medical forms have to be filled in and signed by a parent and are available from the school virtual office. 

Children with asthma should have inhalers at school that will be kept in the classroom to use on demand. 


Cuts and grazes requiring First Aid are dealt with in school; parents will be called in the event of more serious incidents.  It is VITAL that we have the correct contact telephone number for parents and relatives in the case of an emergency.

Please let us know immediately if there are any changes to your contact details.  In the event of a serious accident the school would request an ambulance and while the parent is being contacted a member of staff would accompany the child to hospital.