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Illness & Emergencies

If children become unwell or have an accident needing professional medical attention at school you will be contacted directly.  It is therefore important that contact telephone numbers are kept up to date and we are informed of any changes.  (Changes can be made at the school office.)

 

If we are unable to contact you or any of the emergency contacts you have provided, and the school deem it necessary, your child may be taken directly to hospital.

 

Headlice

 

If your child has headlice please ensure they have been treated as soon as possible.  Whilst your child is being treated, they are still required to attend.  Please inform school of the need to treat your child, this will also allow us to inform other parents enabling them to check and treat their children if necessary.

 

Prevention by regular wet combing once a week is recommended.  If headlice are present, treatment and daily wet combing is recommended for 2 weeks.

 

Vomiting & Diarrhoea

 

If your child has sickness and/or diarrhoea they must remain at home for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.  After this period your child can return to school.  You will need to report your child absent during this time (please see our Absence page).

 

Medicines

 

If your child has been prescribed or is using over-the-counter medicines during the school day, we require you to come into school to administer it, school are unable to store or administer any medication (with the exception of asthma inhalers).  

 

Children should not have any form of medication including cough sweets, creams etc on their person under any circumstances.

 

 

 

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