The Academy has been notified that there have been a small number of cases of impetigo amongst our students. Impetigo is a common, highly infectious skin condition.
The advice from Public Health England includes encouraging high standards of personal hygiene, including washing hands regularly and students only using their own comb, brush, facecloth or towel. Hand soap is provided in all school toilets and all hard surfaces are cleaned with an anti-bacterial solution as part of the daily regime.
We would advise parents to seek medical advice from their GP if they think their child may have this infection.