Lancasterian Primary School

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  • A safe and welcoming learning community where:
  • - we all aim high;
  • - everyone is included;
  • - creativity is valued.
    If Your Child Is Unwell


    If a child appears ill or informs an adult that s/he is feeling unwell, then one of our qualified first aiders will comfort the child. In the event of a child being sick, the first aider will inform the emergency first aider on call who will contact the child’s parent/carer immediately. Similarly, if a child has an accident at school, parents will be informed, either immediately, by telephone or by a letter at the end of the day, depending on the severity of the accident. Parents are always informed if a child bumps his/her head. Minor cuts and grazes are treated by first aiders and all accidents, no matter how minor, are recorded in our Accident Book.


    If your child is ill, please notify the school office as soon as possible. Please call 0208 808 8088 (Option 2) with your child's full name, Class and reason for absence. Upon your child’s return to school, please provide written confirmation of your child’s illness. 



    • Parents/carers will play an important part in ensuring that our protective measures work effectively. Please see below the expectations that we will require you to follow:
    • children who have symptoms or are isolating due to symptoms in their household should be kept at home for the expected isolation times, 10 days as a minimum for a child with symptoms (not returning until all symptoms have cleared) or 14 days if isolating due to symptoms in their household - please see stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection for full guidance;
    • symptoms which could indicate Coronavirus are:
    • a new, continuous cough; or
    • a high temperature (a temperature of 37.9C or more); or
    • loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
    • any child with suspected symptoms at school will be isolated immediately and parents/carers will be called to come and collect them – the child and their household should isolate straight away;
    • parents/carers must immediately call 119 or visit to access testing if their child shows symptoms, and report back to the school with the result as soon as possible - all children can be tested, including children under 5, but children aged 11 and under will need to be helped by their parents/carers if using a home testing kit;
    • where a child tests negative, they can return to their setting as soon as they feel better and their fellow household members can end their self-isolation;
    • where a child tests positive the rest of their group of 30 children may be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days – this will be determined by the Local Health Protection Team who will advise the school (the other household members of that wider group do not need to self-isolate unless their child subsequently develops symptoms).