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Sickness and Absence

Parents should inform the School Office if their child is sick and absent from school. For certain types of illness, the School Office will give advice, based on Public Health England guidance, in relation to when your child should return to school (see below).

For Child Absence Reporting prior to 8.50am please telephone 0113-2168650.  After 8.50am please call the School Office 0113-2930392.

Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Primary schools typically have a ‘48 hours rule’ in relation to diarrhoea and vomiting. In that respect, they are simply following NHS guidelines and Public Health England Guidance 2016, which recommends that children should be kept away from school, nursery or childcare settings for 48 hours ‘from their last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.’ (Guidance on Infection Control in Schools and other Childcare Settings 2016, p6) and earlier guidance from the NHS and Public Health England. Gledhow has followed this guidance and procedure for several years and our position is supported by our Community Health Nurses as part of our duty of care to other children.

Public Health England Guidance

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