Common illnesses

We want to inform you of common illnesses that occur in school and the symptoms to look out for. Please see the guide attached at the bottom of the page with information regarding if your child is well enough to attend school or not. 

Chicken Pox
Chicken Pox is an itchy, spotty rash. It can be anywhere on the body. Chickenpox happens in 3 stages. But new spots can appear while others are becoming blisters or forming a scab.
Stage 1: small spots appear, Stage 2: the spots become blisters and Stage 3: the blisters become scabs.
Other symptoms - before or after the rash appears, you might also get:
A High Temperature
Aches And Pains, And Generally Feeling Unwell
Loss Of Appetite
Once all of the Chicken Pox have become scabs and they are feeling generally well, children are able to return to school.


Vomiting and Diarrhoea
Any children experiencing diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms must stay away from school for 48 hours after the last episode.

High temperature
If your child has a high temperature, keep them off school until it goes away.

Hand Foot and Mouth
The first signs of hand, foot and mouth disease can be:
A Sore Throat
A High Temperature
Not Wanting To Eat
After a few days mouth ulcers and a rash will appear.
If children are feeling well enough they can attend school.

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by the mumps virus. It is mostly spread by contact with saliva from someone who is infected. The symptoms of mumps usually develop 12 to 25 days after becoming infected with the mumps virus (this delay is known as the incubation period). The average incubation period is around 17 days. Children should stay away from school during this time.
More general symptoms often develop a few days before the parotid glands swell.
These can include:
Joint Pain
Feeling Sick
Dry Mouth
Mild Abdominal Pain
Feeling Tired
Loss Of Appetite
A High Temperature  

You can visit for more information on whether your child is well enough to attend school or not.


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