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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

When your child is unwell

Children and young people with mild symptoms such as
a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well,
CAN and SHOULD continue to attend school.


Children who have vomited or had an episode of diarrhoea should remain at home for 48 hours after their last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea.


Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should
stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can.

They can come back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.


Children who have been prescribed antibiotic treatment for any illness should stay at home for 24 hours after starting the course of medicine


Please inform the office by 9am if your child is unwell. You can leave a message on the answerphone or send a message through the ParentMail app. When leaving a message, please give:

Your child's first and last name

Their class, year group or teacher

The full reason for absence

The office will follow up all unexplained absences after 9am each day. 


Group A Streptococcus - Update December 2022

We are aware that the rise in national and local cases of Group A Streptococcus infections is a source of concern to parents.

At present we have been informed of a very small number of confirmed cases of Group A Streptococcus infection, which in the vast majority of cases this remains a mild illness. there have been no cases of Scarlet Fever thus far. It is important however, that parents are vigilant of the symptoms and know what to do if they are concerned. Below you will find a fact sheet and a letter issued from the Local Authority to support parents with factual information regarding the illness.

If you suspect your child is showing symptoms of Strep A, please contact your GP for advice and take any prescribed antibiotics correctly. The GP will also advise you when your child can return to school.

If your child does receive a diagnosis of Strep A, please inform the school. At school, we continue to maintain high standards of hygiene with regular handwashing and sanitizer available if required.

We understand that this is an anxious time for parents. However, it is important to remember that in most cases, Group A Streptococcus illnesses are relatively mild.