In line with the school policy in the instance of absence due to a contagious illness (e.g. chicken pox, measles, diarrhoea) it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that the child is no longer contagious before returning to school, for the health and safety of all members of the school community. (Guidance: we recommend at least 24-48 hours after the last episode) Ideally children with prolonged periods of diarrhoea and/or vomiting symptoms should stay away from the school until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours and feel well and have eaten again. If a child has been sick due to over eating, excitement etc. then parents may use their discretion to choose to send a child back to school. Also if your child is off school due to illness please could you notify the office on the absence line.