Illness Procedures

What to do when your child is ill

When children are unwell they should be kept at home. While we are able to administer non-prescription medicine such as Calpol if your child needs it for a short period of time (subject to the completion of the appropriate permission slip available from the school office), it is still best to limit illness by not allowing it to spread across the school, and to allow your child to rest and recuperate.

If your child has had a stomach upset or sickness, it is important that you allow a period of at least 48 hours after the sickness has finished, before sending them back to school. Such action will help to prevent the infection spreading unnecessarily to others in the school.

If you're in any doubt about what you should do when your child is poorly, please do contact Mrs Kimber or Mrs Large in the school office.

Keeping school informed of illness

In all cases of your child being sick and unable to come to school, telephoning the office and leaving a message on the answer phone before 8.50am each and every day your child is absent will mean their absence is accounted for.

Please leave the following information in your message:

  •    Your child’s name
  •    His/her class
  •    Reason for absence
  •    Your relationship to the child

The office staff will chase parents who have not phoned in confirming reasons for absence.

On your child's return to school, following their absence, we will require a written explanation - this can either be by letter or email.

If we do not receive an explanation, or if the explanation is unsatisfactory, we will not authorise the absence, and this will be shown on your child’s end of year report and be reflected in that term’s attendance letter.