Andoversford Primary School

Andoversford Primary School

We ASPIRE to do our best!

Andoversford Primary School, Gloucester Road, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HR

01242 820407

Absence & Illness

Absence Requests
Parents are responsible for making sure their children attend school regularly and on time. If your child will have a planned absence from school, please complete an Absence Request form before they are due to be off school. Absence can only be authorised for a few reasons, such as to attend a medical appointment which cannot be made outside of school hours. In the case of illness, you can email or telephone the school to let us know that your child will not be attending. 
 Attendance Information from GCC.pdfDownload
 Caring for Children with Coughs.pdfDownload
Showing 1-3 of 3

Medicines and Illness

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home until they are fully recovered. It is fairly common for younger children to catch lots of new bugs until they build up their resistance to new germs. If your child becomes ill during the school day, we will contact you to collect them. Please do so promptly.

If your child has a contagious illnesses, they are not permitted in school until the quarantine period is over. This differs for each illness so please check.

If your child has a vomiting bug or has diarrhoea they must not return to school for a full 48 hours after the last bout of illness otherwise they will infect the whole class and their teacher. This means that if your child is sick in the night, they cannot return for the following two days. Ideally, they should return after they have managed to hold down food for 24 hours too.

Should your child need to take a prescribed medication during the school day you will need to complete the agreement to administer medication. Where possible, medicines should be prescribed in dose frequencies which enable them to be taken outside school hours, and school should only administer the medicine if it requires 4 or more doses per day.  The medication must be in-date, labelled with the original sticker, provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include instructions for administration, dosage and storage. Other non-prescription medication will only be authorised by the Headteacher in exceptional circumstances on an individual case basis. 

 Administration of medicines request form.docxDownload
 Administration of medicines request form.pdfDownload
Showing 1-2 of 2
Back to the Top