Shenton Primary School

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Circulating Illnesses - Urgent Attention



Dear Parents,


This morning we have been notified that there are 2 highly infectious illnesses circulating within school. One is in Reception class, the other in Year 3, however, given how rapidly illness can spread in schools, please be vigilant to symptoms, whatever class your child is in.


The least serious is Scarlet Fever. Symptoms are flu like, and can include a sore throat and swollen neck glands. More severe cases can cause rashes and a white then red tongue. It can be treated by antibiotics and your child can return 24 hours after taking their first antibiotic. If you are unsure, please make sure your child is checked by your GP before sending them to school. 

More information can be found NHS Scarlet Fever.



The second is measles, which again is highly infectious but, in this case, can cause serious reactions for unvaccinated children and pregnant women, with the impact being on the new child. Symptoms include a high temperature a runny or blocked nose, sneezing, a cough and red, sore, watery eyes. Spots might appear in the mouth and a rash is likely. 

If you are concerned, please make sure your family is vaccinated. 


You must not bring your child to school for at least 4 days and they MUST be checked by your family GP.

Additional information can be found here:


Let's all do what we can to keep each other safe.


Thank you

Ms Gita

Head teacher