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Important

It is really important for you to tell us if your child has a long term medical condition even if you think it will not affect his or her schooling. All information is kept Strictly Confidential.

Head Lice in our classes

First of all let us make it clear that there is nothing shameful or dirty if you find head lice or nits (eggs).

So what is a head louse? (Plural head lice)

It is a louse that infests the scalp and hair of the human head and is especially common among schoolchildren. Head lice are wingless insects spending their entire life on the human scalp and feeding exclusively on human blood.

Any Questions?

Our school nurse is Mrs V. Chambers, all appointments for the nurse need to be made through the Pastoral team.

What do you need to do if you find nits or head lice?

  • Check everyone in the family
  • Put lots of conditioner on the hair
  • Rinse hair with clear water
  • Repeat every 3 days for 3 weeks
  • Get into the habit of conditioning and combing regularly

Finally Please do not use lotions to prevent head lice as these can be harmful. Regular use of conditioner works.

Female lays 5-6 nits a day

Eggs hatch in 7-10 days

Only Adult females lay eggs. Nymphs become adults in 8-10 days

Adults live for up to 1 month