Andoversford Primary School

Andoversford Primary School

We ASPIRE to do our best!

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

admin@andoversford.gloucs.sch.uk

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. 
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Medicines and Illness

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home until they are fully recovered. It is fairly common for reception 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 the following illnesses, they are not permitted in school until the quarantine period is over. This differs for each illness so please check. Generally it is about 7 days.

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Impetigo
  • Chicken pox, measles, German measles, shingles etc.

If your child is sick 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 a form giving the school permission to do so. The medication must be in date, bearing the original doctor’s sticker, with the dosage clearly shown. Other non-prescription medication will be authorised by the Headteacher on an individual case basis. 

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