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If your child is unwell

At Sherwell Valley, we operate a system of First Day Reporting. 

If your child is taken ill at school or suffers an accident, it is vital that we are able to contact someone. Please give serious thought to the emergency telephone numbers which you provided on your admission form.

Please let us know immediately of changes to any address and/or telephone numbers.

If your child is going to be absent, please ring school between 8:00am and 8:30am on the first day of absence so that we know why he/she is not at school. 

We need to know that your child is safe and with you. If your child is absent – and you have not rung in to tell us – we will assume he/she is at risk and will inform the relevant authorities.

Often, on the third day of absence, a welfare phone call may be made to find out how the child is and their likely return to school. If a child is off school with illness for a whole week, you may need to provide us with medical evidence. 

In the event of diarrhoea and vomiting, we insist that your child remains away from school for 48 hours after they have last been poorly. This helps to prevent the spread of infection.

If your child requires medication during school hours, please click here for the medicine form and return it to the school office.