If your child is sick, please telephone the school office by 9.00am on the first day with the reason why they will not be attending. In addition, upon return, you should confirm the absence in writing. Children suffering from any sort of stomach bug (sickness and/or diarrhoea) must remain at home for 48 hours AND CLEAR of any further symptoms in that time before returning to school. This will help prevent the spread of this nasty bug.

If your child is sick during the school day we will contact you using the contact numbers you have provided. If these change it is ESSENTIAL that you notify the office immediately.

The following guide produced by the Department of Health contains information about other common illnesses and guidance for the recommended period to be kept away from school, nursery or childminders.

Guidance on infection control in schools 11 Sept