Mayespark Primary School

Mayespark Primary School

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Medical appointments

We ask that you do your best to make medical/dental appointments out of school time.

If these cannot be avoided children will only be allowed to leave the school building if collected by an adult. Their appointment card or letter will need to be shown to the receptionist.


If your child is well enough to attend school but is still taking medication prescribed by a doctor, it must be administered by parents at the appropriate time. Children with asthma, who need regular treatment, must keep their asthma pump in the green medical box in their classroom, making sure it is clearly named and in date.

Medical conditions

If your child suffers with an allergy or any chronic condition, it is very important that we know.  We will need to meet with you and the school nurse to put a medical protocol in place, which is displayed at key points around the school.

Keeping us informed about your child’s absence.

Coughs and colds are part of growing up and children can attend school with these.  However, if your child is very unwell please do not bring them to school. To prevent further infection, it is necessary that children are kept at home for 24 hours after any bouts of diarrhoea or sickness.

Please phone the school office to explain why your child is unable to attend, for whatever reason, and a letter confirming the reasons for absence must be provided upon returning to school. This information is essential in order for us to comply with our legal obligation to record absenteeism.

Illness at school

Occasionally your child may become unwell in school and need to go home. If this happens we will contact you via the telephone numbers you give us. Please help us by filling in this information on the admission form and keeping us up to date when your contact numbers change.

Our qualified first aiders deal with minor injuries. You will always be informed of a bump to the head or face and an injury to the genital area.