Medicine in School
Children with medical needs have the same rights of admission to a school or setting as other children. Most children will at some time have short-term medical needs, perhaps finishing a course of medicine such as antibiotics. Some children, however have longer term medical needs and may require medicines on a long-term basis to keep them well, for example children who may require an asthma pump or an EpiPen.
Where possible, we prefer that children are given medication before and after school by their parents – where this is not possible we need you to give the school details of the child’s condition and the medicine they require. We also need your permission to administer the medication.
The school will not give your child medicine unless you complete and sign this form, and a member of the senior leadership team has agreed that school staff can administer the medication.