Sickness - Is my child too sick for school?

Common Conditions

If your child is ill, it's likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions. Remember: if you're concerned about your child’s health, consult a health professional.

Click on the image to see how best to support your child and their illness:


Tell the school

It’s important to inform the school if your child is going to be absent. On the first day of your child's illness, telephone the school to tell them that your child will be staying at home (0118 9755771). The school may ask about the nature of the illness and how long you expect the absence to last.

If it becomes clear that your child will be away for longer than expected, phone the school as soon as possible to explain this.