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Accident, Illness and First Aid

Report your child's absence

If your child is away because of illness or other reasons it is necessary to report their absence on the first day either by phone or by email by 09:00am and provide a letter on his or her return. It is important that you phone in every day that your child is off.  All infectious diseases must be notified.


Children must not have medication in school, unless prescribed by their Doctor.  Prior to giving prescribed medications, a permission form must be completed and signed by a Parent / Guardian. Asthma pumps are kept in class and children are expected to administer by themselves, under adult supervision. The school office has an emergency inhaler that will be used if necessary, provided parental agreement has been received. Other prescribed medication is kept in the school office or First Aid room. Cough/throat sweets are not allowed in school.

If your child requires antibiotics during school hours four times a day, a dose can be left with the school office staff, accompanied by written instructions.  A member of staff will oversee the administration of medication. If you wish to discuss any special arrangements (i.e. relating to medication, medical conditions or illness), please email the school office who will pass this information on to the relevant member of staff.  

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

Please review our Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy.

Sickness and/or Diarrhoea

When a child is absent due to vomiting and/or diarrhoea, please ensure that he/she is symptom free for at least 48 hours before returning to school.

First Aid 

Please see below regarding our First Aid Recording Process.  Please review our full First Aid Policy. This policy will provide you with information regarding our 'red' head bump band and 'yellow' stings/bites band.