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Health and Medication


Bowerdean Vaccination Project - Please click here.

Absence through sickness

Please click here to read about absence procedure.

Sickness at school
If your child is unwell we will contact you by phone as soon as possible.  
It is essential that we hold up to date information about contact numbers.  Please check that you have filled in a contact form and please let us know of any changes immediately so we can amend our records.   Children who are ill can become very anxious if we cannot make contact with home.  Most of the school staff hold a First Aid Certificate and are consulted when necessary.


The school nurse visits the school on a regular basis to carry out routine examinations.  A completed consent form is required before any child is examined and parents or carers are invited to be present.  If you have any concerns that you would like to discuss with the Schools Medical Service then please contact the school and we will pass the concern on.

We are advised that children who suffer an attack of sickness and or diarrhoea should be kept at home for a minimum of 24 hours after the last attack. This is to prevent the spread of infection.  As per the school’s attendance policy, the school reserves the right to request medical evidence when a child has been unwell for a prolonged period or when a child has low attendance.  
Where there are attendance concerns, we may arrange a home visit on the first day of absence to confirm that there are no barriers preventing good attendance.

Medicines in School 

Please note that the school can only administer medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor and require a dose to be given four times a day.

If your child needs to continue medication on a short-term basis following an illness or because of a medical condition you will need to come and sign an indemnity and give details of the dosages and administration times.

The staff members who will administer the medicines are the secretaries, the Headteacher or the Deputy Headteacher.  

These guidelines are to ensure proper protection for both staff and children.


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