Administration of Medicines
If you wish school staff to administer medication to your child, parents must complete the consent form which can be obtained from the school office or on the school website. Staff will be unable to administer any medication (this includes throat lozenges) without the required form – a note in the diary or a letter will not be acceptable.
Staff are unable to administer aspirin or medicines containing ibuprofen unless they are prescribed by a doctor.
All medicines must be in their original box or container. All prescribed medicines must be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include the instructions for administration.
Pupils should not carry any medication (except for Asthma inhalers in school for self-administration – all medicines must be handed into the school office with a completed form. If you would like your child to carry their Asthma inhaler in school please complete the ‘Request for child to carry his- her medicine’ form.
We would appreciate you letting the school know if your child is regularly taking prescribed medication so that we can be aware of any possible side effects.