Medicines in School:
We understand that it is sometimes necessary for medication to be administered during the school day. This may be on a short term or longer term basis. In order for us to administer any medication, parental (or legal guardian) permission is required by completing and signing the attached form/s. Medication will not be accepted in school unless this form has been completed and signed by the parent/legal guardian of the child and administration of the medicine has been agreed by the Headteacher.
Please print off the appropriate form, complete and sign it and return it to the school office.
Absence from school due to sickness/diarrhoea: Update April 2018
If your child is absent from school and has been vomiting or had diarrhoea, please note that they must not return to school until a clear 24hours after the last bout of vomiting/diarrhoea. This will help to minimise the spread of any bugs etc.
MMR Catchup - Year 2 Parents (April 2018):
We are offering a catch up programme for any child in year 2 (DOB between: 01/09/10-31/08/11) who has missed one or more doses of their measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR).
MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against three separate illnesses - measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) - in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires 2 doses. Measles, mumps and rubella are highly infectious conditions that can have serious, and potentially fatal, complications including meningitis, swelling of the brain (encephalitis) and deafness. Since the MMR vaccine was introduced in 1988, it's rare for children in the UK to develop these serious conditions. However, outbreaks happen and there have been cases of measles in recent years, so it's important to ensure that you and your children are up-to-date with the MMR vaccination.
The MMR vaccine is routinely offered to all children at 12 months and 3 years and 4 months, usually by your GP surgery but these vaccines may be given at different intervals if your child received vaccines overseas. If you are unsure whether your child has received two doses of MMR, please contact your GP surgery or check in their personal child health record (Red Book). If you know that your child is definitely missing one of more of their MMR vaccines then please contact the School aged immunisation team to book into one of our community catch up clinics (see poster below for further details).
East Berkshire (Slough, Bracknell, RBWM) - 01753 636759
West Berkshire (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire) - 0118 920 7525