Head lice are transmitted by direct, prolonged, head-to-head contact. If you find that your child has headlice we advise concerned parents to seek the professional advice of the school nurse, the family practice or the local pharmacist.

They will provide appropriate information including instructions on proper diagnosis by detection combing, the avoidance of unnecessary or inappropriate treatments, and the thorough and adequate treatment of definitely confirmed infections of headlice and their contacts using a chemical lotion.

Parents are asked to regularly check their children’s head for headlice and to inform the school as soon as possible if headlice are found. We ask that you treat your child as early as possible so as to ensure that the problem is contained.

Parents are able to access further information on what should be done to treat them by clicking on the link below. Please be assured that should your child be infected the matter will be dealt with sensitively by the school.

Headlice advice