Swanmore College Medical Forms

Children's Services Health & Safety Consent Forms

Pupils on crutches

Please be aware that if a pupil sustains an injury which necessitates the use of crutches, we cannot accommodate them at the College unless parents speak with the pupil’s Head of House prior to their return. There is likely to be paperwork to be completed and signed to comply with Health and Safety regulations and there may be a need to relocate classes on a short-term basis to accommodate pupils who cannot access the stairs. Unfortunately, pupils who attend the College on crutches without the Head of House’s knowledge will have to return home until the necessary paperwork and other arrangements have been finalised.

Is my child too ill for school?

It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school, nursery or playgroup when they’re unwell.

But there are government guidelines for schools and nurseries that say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn’t.

If you do keep your child at home, it’s important to phone the school or nursery on the first day. Let them know that they won’t be in and give them the reason.

If your child is well enough to go to school but has an infection that could be passed on, such as a cold sore or head lice, let their teacher know.

For more information about specific illnesses please click here