Infectious Diseases

Children suffering from infectious diseases are not allowed to attend school for certain periods. We ask that you please keep to these time scales to ensure that the school can run effectively and with the least disruption to other pupils.

IllnessRecommended period to be kept away from school
Vomiting48 hours from the last episode of sickness
Diarrhoea48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea
Chicken PoxUsually 5 days from the onset of rash, no return until vesicles have crusted over
German Measles4 days from onset of rash
Measles4 days from onset of rash
MumpsUntil swelling has subsided (at least 5 days)
Scarlet FeverChild can return 24 hours after starting antibiotics
Whooping Cough21 days from the onset of cough, 5 days after antibiotics treatment
Impetigo48 hours after treatment started
Slapped CheekNone once rash is developed
ConjunctivitisNone unless child is in discomfort
Head liceReturn once treatment has commenced
RingwormReturn once treatment has commenced

Medicines at School

It is the school’s policy that medicines or tablets are not brought into school, but we can administer prescribed medications. Medical forms have to be filled in and are available from the school office or can be requested from our contact us page. Children with asthma should keep inhalers at school to use on demand.

All medicines must be brought to the school office, please do not hand medicines to your child’s teacher.


Cuts and grazes requiring First Aid are dealt with in school; parents will be called in the event of more serious incidents. It is vital that we have the correct contact telephone number for parents and relatives in the case of an emergency.
Please let us know immediately if there are any changes to your contact details.

In the event of a serious accident the school would request an ambulance and while the parent is being contacted a member of staff would accompany the child to the hospital.

If your child has a bump to the head this will be logged on Medical Tracker and you will receive a notification by email.