Illness at School

If your child becomes ill while at school we will attempt to contact you straight away. We do not have the facilities to care for a really sick child and will therefore contact you to enable your child to be taken home. We send home a Pupil Data Form each September. It is really important that you fill this in as accurately as you can, and that you send it back to school as soon as possible so that we have contact telephone numbers for family and alternative adults who are able to collect your child in the event of an emergency.

If children do get ill, they are often still OK to come to school – such as with a mild cough or cold. If children need Calpol families can give them a dose before school, and staff can call home if they need another dose during the day. If necessary, families can give permission for school staff to administer Calpol to children.

Children who are really ill may need to be kept at home, but families need to ring and let school know where they are, every day.

Children who have an upset tummy (vomiting or diarrhoea) should stay away from school for 48 hours from the last time they are ill, to stop the germs spreading.