Absence & Illness Information

ILLNESS, ACCIDENTS & MEDICINES

If your child becomes ill or has an accident at school we may need to contact you. All parents are requested to give 3 emergency contact numbers at the start of each school year. Please inform us immediately of any changes.

Medicines should normally be administered at home. Some prescription medicines however may need to be administered at set times.

All prescription medicines should be clearly named, with the correct dosage. Parents should complete a form at the school office. Medicines should be handed into the office and collected at the end of the day by an adult.

SICKNESS

As it is difficult to determine whether a child has vomited due to an infectious bug or due to another reason, it is school policy that all children who have vomited are kept away from school for at least 24hours since the last sickness episode. This is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of highly infectious sickness bugs. Thank you for your support with this matter.

Please refer to the ‘Medicine’ policy on our policies page for more details.

TICKS

Ticks are a common problem during the summer months, and it is worth knowing what to do if you come across one. On the following link is some advice from the government: https://www.leck-st-peters.lancs.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Tickbite-factsheet.pdf