St. John's

Church of England Primary School

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Health Matters

Prescribed Medication

Please click here for the School Medication Form


If your child requires medicine during the school day, you must complete the above form to ensure that there is no misunderstanding about dosage, timing or frequency of dose/s.


The school medication record form can be downloaded, completed and emailed to or printed at home. Alternatively paper forms are available to collect in the school office.


Please bring medicines to the school office named and labelled clearly, it is essential that all medication brought to school is in date. Please ensure that you check the expiry date regularly.


Medication forms should be sent to class for the attention of the class teacher. 

Ongoing Medical Care

For those children requiring ongoing medical care, it is essential that parents liaise with the school regarding the child's condition and the care they may require during the school day so that a Health Care Plan can be put in place to ensure that all staff are aware of the individual child's needs.  Please contact Mrs Michelle Tyrie (SEND Manager) for further information.

Vomiting and Diarrhoea

If your child has vomited or had a bout of diarrhoea whilst at home or at school, we ask that they do not return to school until at least 48 hours has elapsed from the last episode to avoid the risk of infecting other children in the class and to give your child time to recover.


If your child has chickenpox they will need to remain away from school until every spot has formed a scab. This is, in normal cases approximately 5 days after the spots appeared.


For further information please feel free to refer to the NHS website.

Head Lice

If your child has head lice please treat the lice accordingly and send your child to school. We ask that you inform your class teacher so they are able to anonymously notify the other parents and carers in the class.


Pupils need to stay at home for days after the rash first appears.


NHS England is urging parents to check their children are up to date with their MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccinations in the wake of measles cases rising across the country.  Childhood vaccinations rates have fallen over the past ten years and statistics show that over 102,000 children aged four and five starting in reception are not protected against catching measles, mumps and rubella.  Measles in highly infectious and if left unvaccinated nine out of ten children in a classroom can catch the disease if just one child is infectious.  If you are unsure if you or your child are up to date, check your child's red book or GP records and make an appointment to catch up any missed doses.


For more information on the NHS vaccination schedule, please visit NHS vaccinations and when to have them - NHS (


It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.


If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.


Further information can be found on the NHS website please click on the link.

Flu Vaccine

The children's flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to all primary age children to help protect them against flu. Primary school children will be offered their vaccination in school.


More information about the vaccine can be found on the NHS website

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You can read more about the signs and symptoms of diabetes here.  

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