Rutherford School


If your child is going to be absent for any reason please phone school before 9:15 am. Failure to notify the school of any absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

Phone: 020 8688 7560


We appreciate your support in helping to prevent the spread of illness. Please note the following:

Covid 19:

Due to the highly infectious nature of this illness, the nurses will always err on the side of caution and ask for a pupil to be collected if they are showing any symptoms which could suggest that they have Covid 19. They will be asked to stay at home for 10 days, or until they have a test for Covid 19 which proves negative before they can return to school (as per latest government guidance). If a family member has symptoms consistent with Covid 19 the pupil must remain at home for 14 days.


Any pupil who has vomiting or diarrhoea MUST remain at home for 48 hours after the LAST episode of vomiting or diarrhoea.


Any pupil who has a raised temperature will need to remain at home until the temperature is back to what is normal for that pupil.


If a pupil is prescribed antibiotics, it is vital that the parents/carers discuss this with the school nursing team before the pupil returns to school,

Please refer to our sickness policy for more information. /wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Sick-Child-Policy-Web-Format.pdf

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