If your child is unwell

Not every illness needs to keep your child from school.

If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school office before 9:30 a.m. on the first day of their absence by telephoning 0208 566 6486 to speak to an administrator or leave a message on the answer machine.

Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school and ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is my child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.
  • Does my child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.Would I take a day off work if I had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.
  • Click on the link below for a guide to common childhood illnesses and conditions which also provides advice on when to seek medical advice.

Vomiting and diarrhoea. Children with these conditions should be kept off school. They can return 48 hours after their symptoms disappear. Most cases of vomiting or diarrhoea get better without treatment, but if symptoms persist, consult your GP.

Is my child too ill for school?

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