What to do if your child is ill

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Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, then they are due to start primary school in September 2020. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2020.

Your child should attend school if they only have a minor illness. The school will send them home if they think it is necessary.

Use this NHS guide to see what illnesses may require you to keep you child away from school.

NHS Guide to Illnesses

If you keep your child off school, the school may ask for medical evidence.

If your child has a long term illness, the school can offer a range of support. They may also arrange Teaching for sick children.