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St Peter's
Catholic School


Medical Absence

To report an illness, please email or call 01483 534654 and choose option 1 by 9.15am on each day of the absence.  A truancy call will be sent upon any unknown student absence.

Based upon the Public Health Agency guidelines, students who have experienced vomiting and/or diarrhoea should be kept away from school for 48 hours from their last episode.

When the student is well enough, parents and carers must also send a letter in confirming the absence.

Medical or Dental Appointments

To report a medical or dental appointment, please inform the school in advance wherever possible by emailing

Please remember to write a note in your child's journal to confirm the absence in order for the class teacher to release your child from their lesson.

All students must sign in and out of School Reception for health and safety purposes.

Student Medication

There are a number of students in the school who take medication. The medication is stored securely in the school office. All details will be on Arbor including where a student has an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP). 

Medication Request Form

This form should be completed when a child needs to bring any medication in to school. Please hand deliver the form to one of our receptionists with the medication in its original packaging and  please ensure that it is in date. 

Emergency Inhaler Consent

If your child carries an asthma inhaler, please ensure that they carry one with them at all times. Please also complete two forms: the Emergency Inhaler Consent Form and Asthma Action Plan (both can be found below) and hand in to school reception. If you have any medical queries, please email

Adrenaline Auto-Injector (AAI)

If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy that requires a prescribed AAI, please ensure that they carry two in date AAIs with them at all times and complete the form below.  Please also supply a spare AAI to the school office.  We will also send you an IHP form to complete for our records. 

Prescribed GP Medication on Trips and Fixtures

Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that their child has any prescribed in-date medication e.g. Adrenaline Auto-Injector or asthma inhaler on them at all times.

Accidents to Students

Any student who is injured or taken ill whilst on school premises must go to reception where trained first aiders will assist them.