Please submit any medical enquiries to [email protected] – please note that this is a shared inbox, and we will respond to your query within 48 hours as per the parent/staff communication policy.
Medical Conditions in School
Some students may have a medical condition which needs to be supported whilst they are at school, they may also need some medication administered during the school day.
Parents/Guardians/Carers have the prime responsibility for their child’s health and should provide school with all the necessary information relating to their child’s medical condition, any treatment they are undergoing or if there is any special care required.
School must be informed of any new or changing medical needs. If you need to inform the school of any medical needs, please complete the ‘Medical Conditions in School’ form and return it to the school reception, for the attention of the Medical Lead – Mrs T Bensley. The form can be obtained by visiting reception or downloaded via the link below.
Medication in School
Students are not permitted to carry any tablets or other medication on their person or in their bags, unless it is an asthma inhaler, an Adrenaline-Auto Injector (Epipen, JEXT or Emerade), or supplies to support their diabetes if they have a diagnosis. We are able to keep spare inhalers, diabetes supplies and Adrenaline-Auto Injectors (Epipen, JEXT or Emerade) as long as we have a copy of your child’s asthma plan, diabetes care plan or allergy alert card.
Please email [email protected] or contact Mrs T. Bensley to arrange an appointment to discuss your child’s medical needs.
Medication should only be brought to school when essential to the child’s health, and if it must be administered during the school day. Parents/Guardians/Carers should ensure that medication is provided to school in its original packaging to the school reception, with the correct medication form completed, which is available from reception or downloaded via the links below. Please note, we are unable to store ibuprofen unless it is prescribed to the student.
There is no legal duty which requires school staff to administer medication; this is purely a voluntary role and those staff who are willing to provide support, are provided with relevant training to do so.
Is my child too ill for school?
Please see the following guidance from the NHS via this link:
Public Health Agency full guide:
Injuries during the school day
We have several first aid trained members of staff within school which your child will be referred to if they are sick or injured during the school day. If your child has received an injury during the school day and is deemed well enough to stay in school, they will be provided with a note from our accident book which will look like this example. We do not routinely phone home for every injury if students are well enough to stay in school for the remainder of the school day.
If you child is acutely sick or injured, we will phone home to inform you. Regardless of how your child is feeling, if they have received a bump to the head, we will also contact you via phone to inform you. For further advice on head injuries, please see the NHS webpage:
Allergies and Intolerances
Many children suffer from allergies and intolerances. It is very important that you keep us up to date with any of these issues. All of our food items from our catering suppliers, Mellors, are labelled correctly in line with Natasha’s Law. You can find out more about Natasha’s Law here:
If your child has an allergy, please ensure that we are aware and provide us with a copy of your child’s allergy alert card by emailing [email protected] or providing a hard copy at reception, for the attention of Mrs T Bensley.
If your child is due to have any vaccinations whilst at school, this will be communicated to you via Class Charts announcements/SMS as well as a letter and consent form.
All of our vaccinations are run by the School Immunisation Team, part of the NHS. Please note that your child will not receive any kind of vaccine without explicit written consent from a Parent/Legal Guardian.
You can find out more about vaccinations in schools here: