Chicken PoxUntil rash has crusted over
ColdUntil better
Cold soresNoneAvoid kissing and contact with the sores. Cold sores are generally mild and self-limiting.
CoronavirusWe ask that your child is off school for a minimum of three days, but should remain absent until they are well enough to return
Diarrhoea and/or Sickness48 hours from last episode
German Measles (Rubella)4 days from onset of rash
Glandular FeverNone
Hand, Foot and MouthNone
HeadliceNoneOnly treat if live lice have been seen
ImpetigoUntil lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencing antibiotic treatmentAntibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces infectious period
Influenza (Flu)Until recovered
Measles4 days from onset of rash
Mumps5 days after onset of swelling
ScabiesAfter first treatmentHousehold and close contacts require treatment
Scarlet Fever24 hours after start of antibiotic treatment
Slapped CheekNone once rash has developed
Whooping Cough48 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 wellbeing 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.

Please inform the School Office if your child is absent from school due to illness. This can be done by ringing school on 01670 513582 and leaving a message on the absence line, or you can send a message via the My Child At School app.

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


Medication to be administered by school

If your child requires medication whilst at school, please download and complete a medicine administration form by clicking HERE, then return it with the medication and hand it to your child’s class teacher.  Please ensure that the medication has your child’s name on it, the name of the medication, the dosage required and the time it is to be administered.