Reporting Sickness Absence
If your child is unwell and unable to come into school, you must inform us be telephoning: 01895 442904 after 8.00am.
We will ask you what the nature of the illness is and the expected length of absence.
It is not possible to ring and leave a message.
We understand that all young children suffer from sickness from time-to-time; however, not all illness needs time off school. The school is able to administer Calpol or Doctor prescribed medication on completion of a ‘Consent Form’.
Nil days absence required for:
Cough / Cold
Earache / Headache
Hand, Foot & Mouth
Sore throat / Tonsillitis
Warts / Verrucae
The following levels of absence are expected for such conditions as:
|Chicken Pox||Children may return 5 days after the rash has started|
|Flu||Up to 5 days|
|German Measles||Children may return 6 days after the rash has started|
|Impetigo||Children may return 2 days after stating anti-biotics once the lesions have crusted over and dried|
|Measles||Children may return 4 days after the rash has started|
|Sickness / Diarroea||Children should not attend school for 48 hours following each episode|
|Scabies||Children can come into school after the first day of treatment.|