What should I do if my child is too ill to attend school?
Parents must notify us, by phone or by letter, on the first day of absence with the reason for the absence.
What should I do if my child has had sickness and/or diarrhoea?
Please keep them at home for at least 48 hours after the last attack of sickness and/or diarrhoea.
Inform the school as above.
Administering medicines in school
- Only prescribed medicines can be given at school.
- Always ask your GP if it is possible to prescribe doses so that your child does not need a dose during the school day.
- If your child does need to take a prescribed medicine during the school day, please collect a letter from the school office and complete it to authorise the school to administer the medicine in school. No medicine will be administered without the parent's written consent.
- All such medicine must be:
- In the original package as prescribed
- Brought to and collected from the office each day by an adult
- Clearly labelled with the child's name and dosage.
- Prescribed lotions will be applied by the child under adult supervision.
- No child may keep medication on their person or in their bag.
- If a child refuses to take their medicine, school staff will not force them to do so and parents will be informed at the end of the day.