Medication in School
Any request for medication to be administered to pupils during school hours needs to be supported by a written request from parents (Form 3a). Due to the large number of requests made and the potential risks, it is only possible for school staff to administer medication prescribed by a child’s doctor, therefore ‘over the counter’ medication cannot be administered. Any decision as to whether or not to administer medicines is on a voluntary basis and is not a legal requirement of the school.
We would request that the administration of medicines be kept to a minimum, so can parents consider the possibility of administering the daily doses out of school hours (particularly if it is to be only taken 3 times daily). If this is not possible, then there is a standard medication consent form (Administration of Medication to Pupils - Agreement between Parents and School) which must be completed and is available from the school office. Alternatively, click below to download and print a copy of this form.
Pupils who use inhalers should keep their inhalers with them at all times. If parents wish to keep a spare inhaler in the office, then please do not hesitate to send one into school and complete the necessary form.
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