If Your Child is Unwell

Please report your child’s absence to school as soon as possible, either by telephone or email. Once your child is better and able to return to school, please provide a note to your child’s class teacher detailing the nature of the illness and any medication that your child is still receiving.

Illness at school

If a pupil is ill while they are at school the class teacher will decide between the following actions:

  • Let them rest in the School Medical room until home time.
  • Make them comfortable in the School Medical room and contact parents so that they can be collected as soon as possible.
  • In the event of serious illness or injury, parents will be notified and the school will take the correct emergency action. Where parents can not be contacted a member of staff will take them to the doctors or hospital when an ambulance or the emergency services are not required.
  • If your child has regular prescribed medication, we will store it in our medicine cupboard and administer it according to the written instructions. We need signed permission from parents. A record of medication is kept for each child and the staff member signs on administration.