If your child requires medication, either short term or long term, these can be administered by the school office, after parents have completed a consent form. The consent form can be accessed via the link below or from the school office. We ask that the timing of administering of medicine is managed around the school day if this is possible. 

Please do not send in any form of medication unless previously discussed with the school office.​​​​​​​


At Bignold Primary School and Nursery we follow the guidance from Asthma UK that children need to learn to manage their own asthma and have easy access to their inhalers as required. If you child has asthma and requires an inhaller then these are to be given to your child's class teacher and will be stored in the red lidded box in their classroom (unless needed for a school trip etc). You will need to make sure that your child's inhaller is clearly labelled, is in date and replaced regularly. We encourage all parents to complete an asthma card so we are aware of your child's asthma needs and this is available from the link below.


If you child is obviously unwell, of you have any reasonable doubt, please do not send them to school. Please make sure that you notify the school of their absence and the reason for this on 01603 625721. However, we are always pleased to see children later in the morning or after lunch if their symptoms disappear. 

Gastric illnesses such as vomiting and diarrhoea are highly contagious. Children suffering from these conditions should not be returned to school until at least 48 symptom free hours have elapsed. Further information below provided by Public Health England outlines various illnesses and infection and whether you should keep your child away from school. please seek further advice from your GP and inform the school on any suspected or diagnosed conditions.  

Head Lice

The problem of head lice is always with us — children and school staff alike! There is no provision for checking children’s heads so we advise that you check you child’s head regularly. If you do find head lice, we ask that you inform the school so that we can alert other parents. Further guidance can be found in the link below. 

Sickness and Medical Appointments

If your child is unwell during the day, we will telephone you. If you need to take your child home, we ask you to sign him/her out at the office.

If you need to take your child out of school during the day for a medical appointment, we ask that you come to the school office, where you can sign him/her out. After a medical appointment, please bring your child to the school office when they return.

Head Bumps

If your child should bump their head whilst at school, we will take the following action:

  • Where the bump is considered minor and give no cause for concern, a standard text will be sent to the main parental contact, informing them that their child has sustained a bump to the head and to look in the child’s bag for the associated head bump form.
  • Should we have any concerns regarding the injury, a member of staff will telephone the parents to inform them of the injury and advise them of what steps, if any, need to be taken i.e. collect from school for observation at home.
  • In the case of a severe bump causing serious concern, the school will immediately call the ambulance service and inform the parents by telephone.
  • All children sustaining a head bump will be monitored throughout the day. Additionally, they will receive an accident form along with a completed head bump notice informing parents of the details and what signs to look out for when the child goes home. We inform parents when a child bumps their head so that parents can keep an eye on their child once they get home from school. For further guidance about head injuries please follow the link below 

Individual Health Care Plans

If a child has individual health and medical needs that a school needs to be aware of e.g. alergies requiring an EPI pen, or ADHD medication, then an individual health care plan will be completed incorporating advice for their GP or medical practitioner. The SENCO is responsible for completing a health care plan so please speak to Anita Clarke if you need to discuss your child's needs. You can email at or see her in school. 

Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings:   

Public Health England

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