School Nursing

The school nurse is always available for help with any health related issues.  They can be contacted on 01449 776050 at any time, or are available at drop in sessions held regularly at the school.  The next dates for the school drop in sessions are:



Dates to be confirmed for Spring 2017, 8.30 - 9.30am



There’s a new number for texting our school nurse from your mobile phone.  ChatHealth, the school nurse messaging service, is confidential and available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.  You can message for advice on all kinds of health issues, like toileting, emotional health and wellbeing, bullying, healthy eating and any general health concerns. The text number for this service is 07507333356

You can still get in touch with the school nurse in the same way as you might have done before, if you prefer. To find out more about the School Nurse service and for local contact details please see the website; www.suffolk.gov.uk/schoolnursing. Alternatively ask in school for more details.




Sickness and Diarrhoea
If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea, please ensure your child remains away from school for 48 hours from last incident.

Head Lice
Head lice are a common problem, particularly in school children aged 4-11 years. It's difficult to know exactly how common head lice are because the problem is often treated at home, with people only visiting their GP if treatment is unsuccessful. However, it's thought that up to one in three children in the UK may get head lice at some point during the year. Advice on the treatment of Head Lice can be found here.

If head lice have been detected in your child's class, we will send home a text to let you know.
Children in school: Once headlice has been treated, children may return to school the same day.

Thread Worm
Threadworms, also known as pinworms, are tiny parasitic worms that hatch eggs in and infect the large intestine of humans. Threadworms are the most common type of worm infection in the UK, and they are particularly common in young children under the age of 10. Threadworms are white and look like small pieces of thread. You may notice them around your child's bottom or in your or your child's stools. They don't always cause symptoms, but people often notice itchiness around their bottom or vagina. This can be worse at night and can sometimes disturb sleep. Advice on treatment the of Thread Worm can be found here.

If thread worms have been advised to be an issue in your child's class, we will send home a text to let you know.
Children in school: Once threadworm has been treated, children may return to school the same day.

Scarlett Fever
Symptoms of scarlet fever generally take two to five days to appear after infection. The illness often starts with a sore throat, headache and a high temperature (fever), with a rash developing 12 to 48 hours later.  Further details of Scarlett Fever can be found here. See your GP as soon as possible if you suspect you or your child has scarlet fever

If Scarlett Fever has been reported at school, a text will be sent home to let you know.
Children in school: Once scarlett fever has been diagnosed, children may return to 24 hours after starting antibiotics.

Whooping Cough
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways.
It causes repeated coughing bouts that can last for two to three months or more, and can make babies and young children in particular very ill. 

Whooping cough is spread in the droplets of the coughs or sneezes of someone with the infection.
Children in school: Once whooping cough has been diagnosed, children may return to school 5 days after starting antibiotics.