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What to do if your child is ill

If your child is attending school and they feel ill please keep them at home rather than sending them to school. Please also keep any brothers or sisters at home that day too. We have to ask you to do this so that we can reduce the risk of spreading any illnesses to other pupils or staff. We would appreciate it if you could telephone us on 0191 6053407 to let us know the reason why they are off school. Remember that there are no fines for non-attendance.


If your child is showing any of the following symptoms please book a test through the NHS Test and Trace Service:

  • new continuous cough
  • high temperature
  • loss of taste or smell


If the result is positive, the infected person should self isolate for 7 days and the rest of the household should be isolated for 14 days. Please inform school when you receive the test result so that we can make any necessary arrangements in school to keep everyone safe. 


If you have any questions about any of this, please get in touch. Thank you.