Prescribed medicines in school:-
Short term medicine courses:
Medicines should only be taken in school where essential, and where they have been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, or other medical setting. We will consider administering medicines in school that have been prescribed and are to be taken four times a day only. This will usually be a course of antibiotics.
All medicines should be in their original container, as dispensed, with clear dosage instructions.
Paracetamol and ibuprofen cannot be given in school. Parents may come to school at lunchtime and administer a dose themselves if they feel this would be of benefit to the pupil.
Medicines that are to be taken 3 times a day can be given at breakfast time, after school hours and at bedtime by yourselves, and therefore will NOT be given at school.
We cannot give a non-prescribed medicine to a pupil. This includes eye drops, ointments, cough medicine etc.
This does not apply to medication left permanently in school, such as inhalers and antidotes where there is a life-threatening condition or where a Health Care Plan is in place that has been drawn up by the School Nurse.
If the medicine you have for your child adheres to the above criteria, please click on the link below for the ‘Parental Agreement to Administer Medicines’ form, complete it and send it into school with the medication or collect one from the school office.
ALL MEDICINES MUST BE HANDED IN TO THE OFFICE FOR SAFEKEEPING AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL DAY, ALONG WITH THE COMPLETED FORM.
It is the responsibility of the pupil/parent/carer/childminder to collect the medicine at the end of the school day.