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What to do if my child is unwell

If your child is unwell you need to decide if they are well enough to attend school.

Children with a temperature should not attend school until their temperature has returned to normal without the use of medication.

Children with mild symptoms who are well in themselves should attend school whenever possible.

We will contact you if your child is unwell at school. Please ensure your contact details remain up to date.

If your child is going to be absent please email or telephone the school office by 9am on their day of absence. Please give a specific reason for absence e.g. temperature, sore throat, or we may have to call you back to clarify.

There are some occasions of illness where your child may need to stay at home for a period of time. Examples of this are in the table below.

Please contact the school office again if your child will not return as expected.

Chicken pox Children are infectious from around 2 days before the first blisters appear until all the blisters have crusted over. Children should not return to school until all blisters have crusted over. Usually around 5 days.
Sickness & Diarrhoea Both sickness and diarrhoea are highly contagious. Children are not to return to school for 48 hours after their last episode.
Respiratory Infections Children with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, should come to school. Children who have a high temperature should stay at home. They can return to school, when they no longer have a high temperature.
Covid-19 If a child has a positive COVID-19 test result they should stay at home for 3 days after the day they took the test, after 3 days, if they do not have a high temperature they can return to school.

More detailed information is available from the NHS. You can access this here.

If you are concerned about any other common infections please contact the school office for advice.