Sickness Absence

This page gives guidance on our school policy for how long your child should be off school if they have a Sickness or Diarrhoea bug.

 

If your child is sick or has diarrhoea they must be kept off school for a full 24 hours after the last bout of illness.  

 

Many schools insist on a longer recovery time, but this can mean a lot of unnecessary time off school for a child, so we allow children to come back sooner, but ask that you please strictly adhere to the ‘24 hour rule.’

 

 

Examples of how this works:

1. If your child is sick at 2.00am on a Monday morning but is ill no more, then they would need the Monday off school, but could come back on the Tuesday if you felt they were well enough in themselves.

 

2. If your child is sick at 10.00am on a Monday morning but is ill no more, then they would need Monday and Tuesday off school to ensure a full 24 hours has passed before the last bout of illness.

 

Please speak with the School Office if any further clarification is needed.

 

Thank you for your co-operation with this.