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Health and Wellbeing Advice

Medical and Health Appointments.


Ideally all appointments medical or otherwise should be booked out of school times, however, we know this is not always possible.  If unavoidable, then please inform the office as soon as possible, including a copy of the appointment booking.  You will also need to inform the office of any changes to lunch arrangements for your child for that date.

Sun Awareness and Safety

Top sun protection tips:

  • Spend time in the shade during the sunniest part of the day when the sun is at its strongest, which is usually between 11am and 3pm in the summer months.
  •  Avoid direct sun exposure for babies and very young children.
  • When it is not possible to stay out of the sun, keeping yourself well covered, with a hat, T-shirt, and sunglasses.
  • Apply sunscreen liberally to all exposed areas of skin. Re-apply every two hours and straight after swimming or towelling in order to maintain protection. 
  • Baseball caps do not provide shade to the neck, ears or cheeks but they are still better than no hat at all.  However extra care should be taken to protect the neck, ears and cheeks with sunscreen as these areas can easily burn.


Guides to support families with sun awareness and skin safety are from the British Skin Foundation. 

All our pupils should attend school with a water bottle and a suitable sun hat.  

Important information regarding vision checks for pupils in Reception Classes:

Vision Screens are no longer taking place in Reception.  The advice now is to take your child for regular eye checks (available free on the NHS) at a local optician just as you would attend regular dental check ups for your oral health.  Please see the letter from Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health at Derbyshire County Council which explains the changes.

Head lice and nits:

Very common in young children and their families.

They do not have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact.




NHS dental treatment

 NHS dental care is free for:

  • children up to the age of 18 (up to 19 if in full-time education)

 Threadworms (pinworms):

Are tiny worms visible in your poo.

They're common in children and spread easily.     

You can treat them without seeing a GP.   NHS UK

Is my child too ill for school?

Taken directly from the NHS Website:


"It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school or nursery when they're unwell.


There are government guidelines for schools and nurseries about managing specific infectious diseases at GOV.UK. These say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't.


If you do need to keep your child at home, it's important to phone school on the first day to let us know that your child won't be in and give the reason.


If your child is well enough to attend school but has an infection that could be passed on, such as a cold sore or head lice, please let us know."