Head Lice

1st April 2023

26 April 2023


Head Lice

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Recently, cases of head lice have been identified across the school and we wanted to make sure you were kept informed.

Whilst lice are nothing more than a nuisance, it is important that children are checked on a weekly basis so that any head lice can be dealt with quickly and before they are allowed to spread.

As there has been an outbreak, we suggest that you check your child’s head as soon as possible. Here is some simple advice you may wish to follow to keep head lice outbreaks to a minimum:

  • Check your child’s hair once a week.
  • Use a proper detection comb – with teeth no more than 0.3mm apart to trap head lice the comb is usually white in colour so that lice can be easily identified.
  • If you find live lice, consult a pharmacist to check the whole family.

Further advice on the treatment of head lice can be found on the NHS website,


Children do not have to stay off school if they have head-lice, however school strongly recommend that you treat headlice as soon as possible to stop the spread.

Thank you for your cooperation.

St George's Catholic Primary School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust

A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number No 7841435.

Registered Office: Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH