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Blessed Sacrament Primary School

Health and Welfare

Is my child too ill for school?

It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school, nursery or playgroup when they're unwell.

There are government guidelines for schools and nurseries about managing specific infectious diseases at GOV.UK. These say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't.

If you do keep your child at home, it's important to phone the school or nursery on the first day. Let them know that your child won't be in and give them the reason.

If your child is well enough to go to school but has an infection that could be passed on, such as a cold sore or head lice, let their teacher know.

If you are unsure, please refer to: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/

Phoning Blessed Sacrament Office

It’s imperative to inform the school on the first day of your child’s illness.

Please telephone 0207 278 2187

Speak very clearly and leave a message detailing;

  • The name of the child.
  • Their class and year group.
  • What the sickness is?
  • If it becomes clear that your child will be away for longer than expected, please phone the school as soon as possible and leave another clear message with the above details and an explanation of how long they will be absent.