Is my child too ill for school?

It can be difficult to determine if your child is too unwell for school. If your child has a temperature they should not attend school. However, if they have mild cold symptoms, such as a sore throat, sniffles or sneezes, they can still attend school. If your child is too unwell for school please ensure that you phone or email the school office daily to advise of their absence.

The NHS offers further useful advice on their website:



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If you child is well enough to be in school but requires medicine to be administered during the school day, please complete and sign this form and take it to the school office, with the medicine, clearly labelled and in the original container provided by the dispensing pharmacy. A paper copy of this form is also available from the School Office.


If your child falls ill at school or requires emergency treatment.

If your child becomes ill whilst at school we will contact the parent/carer listed on Arbor in order of priority. Please ensure these details are kept up-to-date.

If your child has an accident at school they will be assessed by one of our first aiders and treated in accordance with our First Aid Policy. Six members of our staff are fully qualified Paediatric First Aiders and a number of other staff are trained in Emergency First Aid. 

In the event of your child needing emergency medical treatment in school, and if we are unable to contact you, the school in the person of the Head of School acts in loco parentis.