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Medical Information


If your child is ill you must contact the school office by 9.00am on the day of first day of illness. A message can be left on the school answerphone. Please clearly give your child's name, class and the reason for absence.

The school is legally responsible for your child and if we do not have prior notification of their absence we will contact you by phone to ask their whereabouts.

If your child has suffered from diarrohea and/or vomiting they must be kept off school for at least 48 hours (from the last bout) to minimise the risk of spreading infection. 


As part of our continuous safeguarding approach we know the importance of keeping up to date records about pupils' medical needs. On entry to the school you will be asked to complete an information form highlighting important medical information about your child. We also urge you to keep us informed of any changes to this information as it is vital in ensuring the correct level of care for pupils.

In all cases where medication needs to be given throughout the school day we ask for you to complete a request to administer medication form (link below). This is also required for medication which needs to be in school, though may only be needed in certain situations rather than taken daily, e.g. epipens or asthma pumps.

Although we are happy to administer prescribed antibiotics we request that, where possible, they are given at home. For example, a course of antibiotics that needs to be taken three times a day can be administered before school, after school and at bedtime, thus avoiding the need to send medication to school.