Athelstan Community Primary School

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Useful Links and Information

Healthy Child Programme for North Yorkshire

The healthy child service links health,education and social care to improve the health of children from  5- 19 . It plays an important role by working with schools and families to address the health and special education al needs of children and young people.

What do I do if my child is ill?

Please ensure that you contact the early Years  school office  before 9.00am on the first day of absence. The school will contact all parents before 9.30am if their child is not in school and their absence has not been notified. Please refer to the infection control guidance if you are unsure about any illness and isolation periods.




During Covid-19 restrictions

Any family with a child or household member, who is presenting with Covid-19 symptoms, which are


New persistent cough and/or

High temperature and/or

Change in sense of smell or taste


should not be sending their child/ren into school. The member of the family, whether the child or an adult, should be tested – only the person with symptoms should be tested not the whole household. Until that test result is confirmed the household should self-isolate. 


All educational establishments have been issued with many different absence codes relating to Covid, when you are ringing in to inform school of an absence we need to know where you are in the process, so it would be really helpful if you could include in your message. One of the following.


  • Absent due to positive result for child.
  • Absent due to positive result for family member and child is self-isolating – will be out of isolation on…..


  • Absent due to awaiting test results for child
  • Absent due to waiting for test result for family member and child is self-isolating


  • Absent due to child presenting with symptoms and awaiting testing
  • Absent due to family member presenting with symptoms who is awaiting testing and child is self-isolating


  • Absent due to quarantining family have been contacted by track and trace and told to do so – will be out of quarantine on
  • Absent due to quarantining family have been abroad to a country now identified as needing returning quarantining, will be out of quarantine on


The need for this information is because the school has to make daily returns (numbers, not names) in order that a picture of the local situations can be maintained.


Obviously there will be children who are just ill with regular childhood problems, and we need families to be clear that this is not a Covid related illness absence.

How do I get in touch with the School Nurse for help and advice about my child?

If you have any concerns about your child's health then you can contact the Healthy Child Team  on 01423 542283  who will be happy to help and support you. Please see the school medical policy for more information and advice

What do I need to do to become a school volunteer?

Athelstan school is very grateful of any help and support from parents and carers. In line with the schools safeguarding policy and procedures we ask that all volunteers complete an induction and are subject to the schools own risk assessment and volunteer code of conduct . Volunteers who are helping on a regular basis in school will also be asked to undergo an enhanced DBS Check and take part in a school safeguarding induction. Details of this can be obtained from the school office.



Extended childcare service

Athelstan school works in partnership with Time out. A local before and after school ofsted registered child care provider. Time out bring children to school and collect at the end of the day. They offer term time provision from 7.30am until 9am and from 3.00pm until 6.00pm. They also provide holiday support and support on staff training days. For more details email or contact on 01977 689239

From Autumn 2017 the school will provide on site before and after school provision in a purpose built room .This will be part of the schools growth and expansion programme.