Health & safety

As part of our school health programme we encourage regular washing of hands especially around eating time and after toilet use. It is also very important to explain to the child that she must flush the toilet after use. It is not possible to oversee this so please remind your child of its importance. Other hygienic practices that need to be encouraged are using tissues for coughing and sneezing.

Stop Germs Spreading:

  • Wash your Hands

  • Cover a cough

  • Use a tissue

If your child develops any contagious illness such as chickenpox please keep her away from school until the period of contagion is over and inform the teacher immediately.

We recommend that you check your child regularly for lice which are highly contagious, treat immediately if they occur and inform the teacher so that notification of possible risk may be sent out to other parents.

All information regarding your child’s health is treated in the strictest confidence.

Nut allergies

There are a number of children in the school with severe allergies to a variety of nuts.

This allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) can occur through ingestion of nut products, cross contamination or any contact with anything with peanuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, cashew nuts, brazil nuts, sesame seeds or indeed food items which contain these things.

Since this condition can be life threatening, we are asking for your help in minimising the risk by doing the following:

  • Do not give your child nuts in school lunches

  • Do not give peanut butter sandwiches, other spreads containing nuts such as Nutella and snacks/bars containing nuts or labelled “may contain nut traces” in school lunches.

  • No pesto can be allowed

  • Telling your child not to share their lunches.

Due to the severity of the problem, it is important that all parents carry out the suggested measures and reduce the risk of allergic reaction to all children in question.

The children in question may not be in your daughter’s class but as children occasionally visit other rooms it has been decided to declare the school to be a “nut-free zone”.