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Monkshouse Primary School
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Key Information

  Our School Day


 Gates Open
 Morning Break
 Lunch Break
 Afternoon Break
 Home Time
 3.10pm (finish work)

It is really important that you keep the school informed and up to date with your correct contact details in case we need to contact you in an emergency. If you change your phone number or address please inform the office immediately.


If your child has medication, you need to come in to school and fill in a form and appropriate medication is to be clearly labelled with instructions of use.

If your child is off sick, please ring the office in the morning to let us know your child will not be attending that day.

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be off at least 48 hours after the last incident. It is very important you do not allow your child to come back before this time because even though they may appear to be better, they can still be carrying the virus which can cause other children to catch the sickness.

Guidelines from the NHS

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. A few simple guidelines can help. Not every illness needs to keep your child away from school. Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is your child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.
  • Does your child have a condtition that can be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.
  • Would you take a day off work if you had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.

Common Conditions

If your child is ill, it's likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.

Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. This guidance can help you make that judgement.

Remember: if you're concerned about your child's health, consult a health professional.

  • Cough & Cold - A child with a minor cough or cold may attend school. If the cold is accompanied by a raised temperature, shivers or drowsiness, the child should stay off school, visit the GP and return 24 hours after they start to feel better. If your child has a more severe and long-lasting cough, consult your GP. They can give guidance on whether the child should stay off school.
  • Raised Temperature - If your child has a raised temperature, they shouldn't attend school. They can return 24 hours after they start to feel better.
  • Rash - Rashes can be the first sign of many infectious illnesses, such as chickenpox and measles. Children with these conditions shouldn't attend school. If your child has a rash, check with your GP or practice nurse before sending them to school.
  • Headache - A child with minor headache doesn't usually need to be kept off school. if the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep the child off school and consult your GP.
  • Vomiting and Diarrhoea - Children with these conditions should be kept off school. they can return 48 hours after their symptoms disappear. Most cases of vomiting or diarrhoea get better without treatment, but if symptons persist, consult your GP.
  • Sore Throat - A sore throat alone doesn't have to keep a child from school. If it's accompanied by a raised temperature, the child should stay at home.

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