The Oval Primary School

The Oval School

Measles, Chicken Pox and Shingles


T H E   O V A L   S C H O O L

Whittington Oval, Yardley, Birmingham B33 8JG

Tel: 0121-464 3248      Fax: 0121-464 1170     Email:



16th October 2017


Dear Parents/Carer


RE: Measles, Chicken Pox and Shingles


Please may we ask for your cooperation in a vitally important matter?


There are often a number of pupils who, due to medical issues, are at serious risk if exposed to measles, chicken pox or shingles. Your own child is not at any risk from any of these medical conditions. However, the health and wellbeing of all our pupils is a high priority for us in school. With this in mind it is imperative that you inform the school immediately if your child either has or you suspect they have measles, chicken pox and shingles.


With the case of shingles you must also inform the school if any of your family members are diagnosed. If your child has not been immunised against measles and you are concerned about this, then please contact your GP. We depend on the cooperation of all parents and know we can rely on your help.


Yours sincerely,







Head Teacher         




Headteacher: Mrs R L Chahal BEd Hons NPQH LPSH

Heads Of School: Miss J L Harris BEd Hons NPQH / Mrs D Williams BEd Hons NPQH

Assistant Headteachers: Mrs M Chadda BA Hons / Miss D Hollis BA Hons

Mrs C Mason BA Hons / Mrs S Poulson BA Hons / Mrs H Williams BA Hons