Parents & Carers

Sickness and Medication

Please keep your children at home if they are not well enough to attend school.

Colds and sickness bugs spread very rapidly between young children and can cause great distress to a child who needs to be in bed. If your child will not be attending school the office must be informed by telephone (01423 503011) on the first morning of any absence before 9.15am and for every day of their absence thereafter to notify us of the reason for absence. Any unexplained absences will be registered as unauthorised and recorded on your child’s end of year report.

Parents should let the school know if pupils have any particular medical problems such as diabetes, epilepsy, allergies etc. so that an appropriate care plan can be written and put in place.

Parents/carers are responsible for the administration of medicine to their children. Usually doses of medicine can be timed around the school day. If a child requires medicine in the middle of the day, parents/carers may come into school to administer medicine.

School staff are unable to administer medicines in school. If there are special circumstances, involving long - term medication, parents and carers are invited to come into school to discuss the matter.


The School Nurse makes regular visits to school to check children’s vision, hearing, height and weight . She will only test your child with your consent. School Nurses no longer inspect children’s heads for head lice. Please check your child’s hair on a regular basis and inform school if you find evidence of head lice in your child’s hair.  Staff will not be permitted to administer treatment, but will be able to advise you if they suspect your child has headlice. Foundation Stage children do not receive dental checks in school. 

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