Medical Matters

When your child is ill and unable to attend school, we request that you inform the office as soon as possible. This also ensures that an adult knows where the child is for safety reasons. If we have not received a message before 9.30am, the school will make every effort to contact the parents or other family member. The Office has a printed list of periods of exclusion for pupils with various illnesses, please ask for a copy.
Certain illnesses have to be notified to the Shropshire Health Authority. These include: mumps, whooping cough, scarlet fever, impetigo, ringworm, scabies, chicken pox, etc.
If children have to bring prescribed medicines to school, can they please be taken to the Secretary and the relevant form filled in to allow us to administer the medicine at the correct dosage and time. The guidelines request that the medicine is sent into school in the bottle it was dispensed in, clearly showing the child’s name and the type of medication. It is also advised that, wherever possible, medicine should be administered at home. We are advised that we should not administer painkillers, e.g., Calpol – as children requiring such medication during the day should not be in school. Children who are unwell should not be sent to school as there are no suitable facilities to deal with sick children.
Medical examinations are made by the Shropshire Health Authority in the presence of a parent during a child’s first year on the request of home or school. All children are routinely tested for hearing and vision. Any problem will be referred to the correct agency and then be monitored.
The School Nurse can be contacted via the School Office or via Shropshire Council.