It has come to our attention that there have been a few isolated cases of scabies in school. Obviously, we do not wish to alarm parents or carers, but feel that you should be aware, so that you can look out for signs at home. Our school nurse is liaising with us and we are informing students of the symptoms and causes, through classes and assemblies.

If you suspect your son or daughter may have scabies, please take them to see your GP as soon as possible.  If they confirm the diagnosis, then please would you let the school know. We of course would treat this information as confidential.  Once a diagnosis is confirmed, then it can be easily treated with a cream prescribed by your GP.  It must be treated though, otherwise it may spread. The few cases we know of in school, have successfully been treated.

We have posted a couple of links below for more information.  We are also sourcing some leaflets via the school nurse.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Scabies/Pages/Causes.aspx

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/scabies.htm

Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any further concerns.

Mr P Trickett, Headteacher