Most children have common childhood illnesses at some point during their school career. School Nurses can give advice to help ensure that illness does not impact greatly on a child’s access to education and friendships.
When can my child go to school?
When your child is unwell it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. Not every illness will prevent a child from attending school. For guidance around whether your child should go to school you may find it helpful to visit the NHS Choices page "Should my child go to school today?"
Some infectious illnesses will result in a child not being able to attend school for a short period of time.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has lots of useful information on common infectious diseases including the length of time before a child can return to school after an infectious illness.