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Medical Needs

Please find below answers to common questions relating to children’s health in school. If you have a query not covered here please contact the school office.

Ill health

Children should not be brought to school if they have a contagious illness or are too unwell to participate in learning.

If you are not sure whether or not to bring your child to school please contact the school office to seek advice.

If your child has suffered from sickness and/or diarrhoea they should be kept home from school for 24 hours to minimise the risk of spreading an infectious illness.

Find out more about reporting an absence.


If your child needs to take prescribed medicine during the school day you are welcome to come into school and administer this medicine.

If you are not able to come in it may be possible for us to administer certain prescription medicines on your behalf although this is undertaken by office staff on a purely voluntary basis.

We will do our best to ensure your child receives the correct medicine at the appropriate time but we do not accept responsibility for such administration.

All medicines must be brought into school by a parent, carer or their representative, not a child, and a consent form must be completed. The medicine must have the prescription label attached showing the child’s name and the appropriate dose.

Please contact the school office to discuss your child’s medication.


During your child’s time at school they are likely to get head lice. There is nothing to be embarrassed about or to fear. If we notice them at school we will contact you.

Please treat your child and the rest of your family. Regular checking of your child’s hair for lice and treatment if they are present is the responsibility of parents and carers, not the school.