We ask that, wherever possible, parents/carers administer medicines at home. However, we do appreciate that there are occasions where it may be necessary for a child to receive medication during the school day. Prescribed medicines will be administered in school on the following conditions:
A pupil medication request form has been completed.
The Doctor prescribing has cleared the child to return to school.
Clear instructions about administering the medicine are given and the medicine is clearly labelled with:
Name of the child
Dose/frequency of administration
Instructions for administration pharmacy
Date of dispensing
All effort has been made to schedule the dosage of the medication so that it does not fall within school times.
Parents are responsible for delivering and collecting medicines from the school office at the end of the school day.
Medicines will not generally be kept in school with the following exceptions:
A. Paracetamol provided by a parent may be kept for a child who regularly suffers from headaches and toothache.
B. Medication associated with treatment as appropriate to an agreed Individual Health Care Plan, e.g. epi-pens, medication for epilepsy.
C. Inhalers for Asthma
D. Antibiotics – Completion of a course on GP’s instructions where the dosage schedule makes administration in school unavoidable.
Further details can be found within our Medication Policy and Epi-Pen Procedures below.