Medical Needs

Tick Awareness

As we begin to enjoy warmer weather and head out into the great outdoors, it is important that we are aware of ticks. Please see the poster and video below for some top tips. 


Allergies and Medical Needs

All parents are asked to complete an Allergies and Medical Needs declaration on registering their child. Please advise the school immediately if these needs should change. It is parents' responsibility to ensure that all medications and equipment necessary for their child are in school at all times.


On occasion, children will require medication for a short period of time due to illness or injury. Please note that we are only allowed to dispense medication that:

  • has been prescribed by a healthcare professional for a specific medical condition
  • is labelled with a dispensary label, stating the child's name and date of birth
  • is accompanied by a Authorisation Form to Administer Medication at School (downloadable in the School Forms section of this website).

First Aid

All staff at Archdeacon Cambridge's have basic paediatric First Aid training, whilst a number of staff hold more advanced qualifications. Should your child become unwell or suffer an injury at school, the first adult to speak to them will assess their need. Most children are well enough to continue the school day as usual, but some children will need to visit the Medical Room for further treatment. 


Should your child be sent to the medical room due to illness, you will be phoned and asked to collect them from school. Most children will return to class and wait to be collected in a quiet area of the classroom. If children are suffering from nausea, vomitting or diarrhea, they will be asked to wait in the Medical Room. Please note, that children with vomitting or diaorrhea should only return to school 48 hours after the last occurence of vomitting of diarrhea. 


Should a child require First Aid in the Medical Room due to an injury, they will receive treatment, be given a sticker to wear and be given an accident slip to ensure you are informed of their injury and the treatment provided. Most children are well enough to return to the playground or classroom after treatment. Should the staff member on duty deem it necessary, they may contact you to ask you to collect your child from school, either to rest at home or for further medical assessment. 


The Medical Room is manned by staff who would otherwise be supporting children in class. In consideration of the other pupils in our school, it would be appreciated if your child could be collected as soon as possible.


Please consult the table below for more information about common childhood illnesses



Children with sickness and / or diarrhoea are excluded for 48 hours after the last attack of sickness or diarrhoea.








May be fever, sore throat, stiff neck and rash after 1 or 2 days, usually starts on face

14 – 21 days

7 days before until at least 7 days after appearance of rash

7 days from onset of rash


Cough, cold, fever or chill, sore eyes, (photo phobia). White spots in mouth after 1-2 days, rash after 3 – 4 days on face, neck and chest.

10 – 15 days

From pre-rash symptoms until at least 7 days after appearance of rash

7 days from onset of rash


May be slight fever, headache, nausea, spots appear on 2nd day starting usually on back

14 – 21 days

From 1 to 2 days before spots appear until 7 days after last spot appears

7 days from the onset of rash. May return to school once all lesions have scabbed over.



Catarrhal stage with fever for one week before onset of paroxysmal cough, later with whoop

7 – 10 days

7 days before. Greatest in catarrhal stage, decreasing until 21 days after onset of paroxysmal cough

5 days from commencing antibiotic treatment, or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment


Sore eyes, inflamed with discharge & watering

1 – 3 days

Highly contagious, spread by rubbing eyes, tissues etc..

Exclusion not usually required


Blisters spreading at edges which are raised, thick yellow crusts when they break

4 – 10 days

Contagious, spread by hands and by objects touched

Until lesions are crusted and healed or 48 hours after. commencing antibiotic treatment


Round red areas with raised edges

10 – 11 days

Contagious, spread by scratching and material under fingernails

Exclusion not usually required


Irritation around rectum at night

10 – 11 days

Contagious, spread by scratching and transferring eggs to mouth

Until treatment has commenced


Intense itching, blistering pin point blood crusts which may wake a child

2 – 6 weeks before itching

Mites spread very rapidly by contact with clothing / bedding

Child can return after first treatment


Itching of head


Contagious until treated

Until treated


Small firm raised spots on the skin in clusters


Contagious until clear

No exclusion but affected area must be covered


Welcome to the Autumn Term 2022. For details of School Tours in October for Reception and Nursery 2023 entry, please call the school on 020 8894 4777.