Please inform the School Office if your child is absent from school due to illness.

This can be done by ringing school on 01669 650271.

Please find below a list of illness and their required absence periods:

Chicken Pox Until rash has crusted over
Cold Until better
Cold sores None Avoid kissing and contact with the sores. Cold sores are generally mild and self-limiting.
Conjunctivitis None
Coronavirus Until fully recovered and no other member of the same household is presenting symptoms (7 days if living alone, 14 days if living with others)
Diarrhoea and/or Sickness 48 hours from last episode
German Measles (Rubella) 4 days from onset of rash
Glandular Fever None
Hand, Foot and Mouth None
Head lice None Only treat if live lice have been seen
Impetigo Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencing antibiotic treatment Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces infectious period
Influenza (Flu) Until recovered
Measles 4 days from onset of rash
Mumps 5 days after onset of swelling
Ringworm None
Scabies After first treatment Household and close contacts require treatment
Scarlet Fever 24 hours after start of antibiotic treatment
Slapped Cheek None once rash has developed
Tonsillitis None
Whooping Cough 48 hours from commencing antibiotic treatment, or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment is given
Yellow Jaundice (Infectious Hepatitis) 7 days after onset of jaundice

Could we please stress that the exclusion period from school if your child has sickness and/or diarrhoea is 48 HOURS.  This applies to all children regardless of the amount of times or reasons for vomiting.  The well being of our pupils and staff is paramount so it is important that we avoid the spread of this nasty bug, therefore we have to adhere to this at all times; no exceptions will be made.

These exclusion periods have been taken from the Public Health Agency’s ‘Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings‘ March 2017.