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Medical Appointments/Medication/Absence due to illness and Guidance on Childhood Ailments

Medical advice for parents


Please notify the school in advance, in writing, of any forthcoming medical appointments    

Medication During the School Day

Parents, please note that school is able to administer short-term medication at 12pm each day. Often, children need, for example, antibiotics and they need a three times daily dosage. We can, as stated, administer at 12pm. Some parents prefer before school, after school and before bedtime.
Pupils who need life saving or condition controlling medicines will have an agreed individual plan, signed by parents.

  • Medicine Forms are held at the office. A copy can be downloaded (see Useful Forms section).
  • The completion of a Medicine form is required for all medication to be administered in school.
  • Please label all medication clearly with your child’s name and Class Base.
  • Medication can be left at the office with the completed form.
  • Short term medicines will be returned at the end of each day with your child, unless specified otherwise.
  • Long term medication and emergency medication will remain in school.


Communicating Absence due to Illness


On the first morning of absence, please telephone or call in to the office, stating your child’s name, Class Base and reason for absence.


Where an illness is expected to cause several days of absence, we like to have regular updates. Stourfield Infant school 01202 424585


On your child’s return, please confirm in writing the reason for and dates of your child’s absence.  

Guidance on Childhood Ailments

A link to the NHS website is available below:-