Everton Primary School

Everyone. Everyday. Everlasting.

Illness and Medicines in school

Absence due to illness


If your child is acutely unwell they must be kept at home.  Please call the school by 8:45am on each day of absence (there is a voicemail service if you wish to leave a message). 


If your child has diarrhoea or has vomited they should be absent from school for 48 hours from the last bout. Please speak to Mrs Bailey in the school office for further clarification.


Medicines in school


In line with government regulations we are unable to administer medicines in school. This is the case for all children unless your child's significant medical needs require an individual Health Care Plan (HCP) that is written in partnership with health professionals.  


We would therefore advise you that if your child needs antibiotics, for example, you ask your GP to prescribe a three-dose daily course.  This would enable you to administer the medicine before school, after school and before bedtime.  Alternatively parents/carers are welcome to come into school to administer any medication needed.