Medical Information

Child Safety and Absence due to illness

If your child is ill and has to stay at home, please inform school before 9.15am. We have a dedicated absence message service on our Telephone system—please press 1 to leave a message stating your child’s name, class and illness reason. If no message has been received about an absence, for the safety of your child, good practice requires schools to try to contact parents to establish the reason for absence. If we are unable to contact parents we may contact other sources e.g. Lindley Junior School if we are aware of a sibling attending there, or other emergency contacts provided by you.  

Sickness and diarrhoea

Children should be kept at home following any sickness or diarrhoea, until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours (two school days) to allow them to fully recover.


Short Term Medication:

Antibiotics, and other medication for short term illnesses, cannot be given in school.  Only prescription medicine which is required to be taken four times a day can be administered within school.  You will need to sign a medical authority form (downloaded below or available from the school office) to enable the medicine to be given.  The medication should be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include the prescriber's instructions for administration and dosage.  Please do not send the medication in your child's book bag. 

Medical Authority Form - Prescription Medicine - Four times daily

Flu Immunisation:

Leaflet from NHS public Health England: 5 reasons to vaccinate your child against flu

Leaflet from NHS Public Health England regarding the flu immunisation programme in schools 2016-17

Please click on this link  to find out information published by NHS England on childhood flu immunisations.

Illness and PE

Please can we politely remind you that children should only be sent to school if they are well enough to participate in all curriculum activities including PE.  The only exception to this would be a physical injury i.e. broken limb or a medical note from your child's GP for respiratory conditions.  Children will always be sent out to play during playtimes when the weather is fine and cannot be kept inside due to lack of available adult supervision.  It is much more difficult to regulate their physical activity during playtime as they are free to run around the playground.  However, during PE lessons, the activity is carefully planned and varies depending on the skills being taught so children are less likely to be running around for the full lesson.  Parents should always contact school to discuss this prior to children returning to school after illness.

School defibrillator

Due to the continued hard work of our FOLIS team and their fundraising efforts we now have a defibrillator in school. This is a universal machine that can be used on both children and adults. It is kept in a central place in the entrance hall. If at any time you are in the school grounds and need the use of the defibrillator please go to the school office immediately.

Important Information issued by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service regarding head lice treatment

We would like to remind parents and carers to always read and follow the instructions carefully when using chemical insecticide products, typically sold in chemists, to treat head lice. This is because these treatments contain flammable elements. You should not therefore use hair dryers, or any other ignition source such as matches, lighters and candles near anyone during the treatment process whilst the product is being used. This advisory note follows a recent incident in West Yorkshire in which a child’s hair was accidentally set alight during treatment resulting in the child sustaining serious injuries.



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