The school has procedures in place for managing prescription medication which may need to be taken during the school day. We will only accept medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber. The medication must be in the original container, clearly labelled with the child’s name and with the instructions for administration included.

Only non-invasive prescription medicine such as asthma pumps can normally be taken during the school day. Exceptions will be made for other essential medicines such as Epi-pens and anti-anaphylactic medication to be kept on site and if needed will be administered by trained staff.

Where possible, we encourage parent/carers to schedule their own administration of medication so that it does not affect the child’s attendance. For example, we may suggest that the parent/carer comes in to school at lunchtime to administer antibiotics, or, if in a case where it is needed three times per day, this could be taken before school, after school and just before bedtime. Non-prescriptive medicines such as cough sweets or pain killers are not permitted in school. Staff will confiscate any such medication and return it to parents/carers at the end of the school day.

For children with on-going medical conditions please see our policy on Children with Medical Conditions.