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Pupil Health
If your child requires medication to be administered during the school day please arrange to administer the medicine personally. If this is not possible please see the School Office to obtain and complete a consent form with written instructions regarding the administration of the medicine. No medicines, including over the counter products, should be kept by the pupil in their bag. If your child suffers from a chronic or long-term complaint, e.g. allergies or epilepsy, please contact the Executive Headteacher or Head of School prior to any medication being handed in, so we can write a care plan. 

Our school nurse is available for consultation on any matter related to your child’s health and will sometimes run drop-in clinics at the school. Please either speak to the school office to obtain contact details or click on the link below. In addition to the above support, the government runs a programme to check the health of all Reception children. This includes a height and weight check. You should receive details about this in the term that your child turns 5. A further check takes place in Year 6.

If your child is not well and will be unable to attend, please phone school by 9:15 am to confirm their absence each day they are not attending school. This is important, as we then know the child is being looked after and cared for at home.

 To minimise the risk of transmission of infection to others, in cases of diarrhoea and/or vomiting, the recommended period for a child to be kept away from school is 48 hours after the diarrhoea and/or vomiting has ceased. It would be appreciated if parents could keep to these guidelines to minimise the risk of transmission to others.

Further guidance on deciding whether your child is too poorly to go to school can be found on the NHS website here.

Click here for the Suffolk School Nursing Team

Click here to read our medicine policy

Click here to download a Request to Administer Medication Form