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Putteridge Primary School

Putteridge Primary School

Sun Cream in School

Following a number of queries from parents today regarding the application of sun cream, we have contacted the school nursing team, who have advised the following:

  • As sun cream is not a prescribed medicine it should not be held in school.
  • Parents should ensure that a liberal application of sun cream is applied to their child before they come to school.
  • As long as contact with water is avoided sun cream should hold its protection throughout the school day.
  • However, should your child have very fair skin that is prone to burning, parents/carers are more than welcome to come to school to apply a second coating at any time.

Please be advised that on extremely hot and sunny days the children will not be exposed to the sun for a sustained period of time.

Can we please ask that you ensure that your child has a water bottle and sun hat in school for the remainder of the term.