All children have a right to an education. Most childhood illnesses don't stop a child from going to school. Some illnesses may mean a child misses one or two days of school.
Some school age children may have health issues which mean they can't go to school. These health issues can stop them attending all day, every day like other pupils.
Children who aren't in school because they are ill should be at home and not in a public place. This is unless they are going to the doctors or hospital.
Most children will be able to go to school when getting help for their medical needs. Sometimes when they are getting treatment it can mean they are unable to go to school.
The Local Authority has a duty to arrange a suitable education. The school where the child is on roll pays for this. This may be through Alternative Provision or Becton Outreach education.