Information for parents relating to the administration of medicine in school

(More details to be found in the Medical Needs policy found here)

No medicine can be administered unless clear written instructions to do so have been obtained from a doctor (this includes paracetamol).

Medical Form 2 must be completed (a covering letter signed by a doctor and appended to Form 2 is acceptable).

In the event of a sudden requirement for medication where a form has not been completed and the medication has to be administered in school time, it is permissable for a parent to come and administer the medication directly.

The school reserves the right to refuse responsibility for the administration of medicine in some instances.

Children who are acutely ill and who require a short course of medication e.g. antibiotics, will normally remain at home until the course is finished. Antibiotics in liquid form cannot be administered at school.

All medication must be in the original medication box with the child’s name, mode of administration, dosage, frequency and the name of the medication being given otherwise it cannot be administered.

Any changes to medication including a change in doseage must be reported to school on Form 2 (multiple copies are available from the school office).

Cough sweets are considered as sweets and therefore cannot be eaten in class.

Medical Form 2 can be downloaded here:

Click here to download MEDICAL FORM 2.doc [24kb]