Medicines should, wherever possible, be administered at home. On some occasions, it may be essential for a child to receive prescribed medication during the school day. On these occasions, parents must provide full written information about their child’s medical needs. A consent form must be completed and the medicine passed to the school office to be stored securely.
Regarding prescription medicines, please note: Parents/carers should, if possible, administer dosages outside of the school day, e.g. if there are three dosages per day, one first thing, one on return home and one at bedtime. We will only accept medicines that are essential; that is, where it would be detrimental to the child’s health not to have the medicine during the school day.
We will not administer medicines that have not been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber, unless it is part of an individual Health Care Plan with written permission from parents. Medicines should always be provided in the original container. Please speak to a member of the school office staff about any issues relating to this area.