Guidance on Illness & Medicines


If your child will be absent due to illness then please inform the school office by 8.30am on that day. If your child has sickness and diarrhoea they must not attend for 48 hours after the last bout of sickness. 


Schools are not obliged to administer medication to children. Where medication is required three times a day, many doctors advise that the course can be adequately administered at home. However we understand that this is not always convenient for working parents, so if your child has any form of prescribed medication in school, a Medicine Consent Form must be completed and signed (the form is available from the school office and can also be downloaded from the top of this page). The medication MUST have the child's prescription on it, and must be in the original container. Medication must always be brought into school by the child’s parent. We do not allow pupils to self-medicate. School reserves the right to refuse to administer medication. Non-prescription medicine cannot be given to any child by School staff.

If your child suffers with asthma, please complete an asthma form (available from Mrs. Ranfield) for our records and contact your doctor for an extra inhaler, which may be left in school in the School Office. If at any time your child no longer requires an inhaler, please inform the class teacher immediately.

If your child uses an epi-pen you must make an appointment to speak to Mrs. Ranfield.

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St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School. Manor Park South, Knutsford WA16 8AL

Tel: 01565 633637 | Email: [email protected]