The health, safety and welfare of all our pupils is of paramount importance. Before your child starts with use, you will be complete an online Pupil Information Form and Medical Form as part of our admissions procedure. In the case of in-year admissions, this will be to be paper-based and will be given to you as part of the admissions pack.
It is very important that we are made aware in advance of any medical conditions or allergies your child has, however slight (plasters, nut allergies, wasp stings, asthma etc.), so that we can have appropriate arrangements in place for them should they become ill. Parents and carers have a duty to provide these details and to inform the Academy Office immediately of any changes, especially
Schools can administer medicines to pupils if they have been prescribed by a doctor. If you wish prescribed medication to be administered during the school day, please complete a ‘Parental Agreement to Administer prescribed medication in school’ (available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
On completion, please send the form to the school office along with the medication. Please make sure the medication is in its original packaging with the prescription label on it. The label must be clear and free from alterations. The school is unable to give any medication to children that is not in its original packaging.
Further to this, if your child has long-term medical needs, please can I ask the following:
- If your child has Asthma or an Allergy (that requires an Epi-Pen or prescribed medication); please ensure they have this on their person and that the medication is in date.
- Please ensure that School Office has spare emergency medication (e.g., Epi-Pen or inhaler) and that this is in date. If you are unsure of this, please email email@example.com and mark the email for the attention of the School Office.
Other than Epi-Pens or Inhalers, pupils should not carry any medicines or painkillers on their person.
If your child has recently been diagnosed with a new condition or their medical needs have changed, please email with an update so we can amend our records.
We do realise that from time-to-time pupils may need to take pain relief for a headache, temporary injury, period pain. Whilst this is sometimes necessary, it is very important for pupils to know that they must not carry this type of medication on their person.
If temporary medication is needed, it must be handed in at the office and a parent/carer must sign the consent to administer medication form. Please make sure the medication is in its original packaging with label on it. The label must be clear and free from alterations. The school is unable to give any medication to children that is not in its original packaging.
In the case of Paracetamol/pain relief First Aid staff are required to obtain verbal consent from you on that day to verify that no other medication has been taken in the previous four hours. Without this consent Paracetamol cannot be administered.
Accidents and illness
If your child is injured at school, a member of staff qualified in First Aid will assess your child's need and apply basic first aid. For minor injuries, an accident information note will be issued and passed on to parents at the end of the day, together with a verbal explanation by a member of staff. If there is even the slightest concern that the injury may be more serious, parents will be contacted immediately.