Medicines in school

Please note that medication brought into school should be accompanied by a written explanation as to why it is necessary for the medicine to be given in school. We will require full instructions regarding the dosage and the correct way of administering it. Medication should be handed into the school office in the original container. Your child’s name should be clearly marked. On no account should children have any medication on their person. Prescribed medication should only be sent to school if the daily dosage exceeds four times. You will be asked to complete a disclaimer indicating that you wish school staff to administer medication to your child. When a child receives the medication, it will be checked and given by two members of staff who will record the dosage, date and time.

If your child has specific medical needs such as diabetes, allergies, food intolerance or asthma, they will require a Medical Care Plan. This will be written in conjunction with other professionals involved with your child’s care. You will need to make an appointment in school to organise this.