Medicines in School

The policy for the issuing of medicines in school is set out below.  This policy conforms to the Local Authority recommendations and has your child's welfare in mind.

Recommendations:

  • Only medicines issued by the doctor will be given in school.
  • A request form filled in by you must also accompany the medicine (see attached form).
  • The medicine must be delivered to the school office.
  • The medicine must be in a single dose container.  This should be clearly labelled with the child's name and class (this saves forgetting the medicine at the end of the school day).

The issuing of medicine is a voluntary act for the school and the decision to do so is at the Headteacher's discretion.

We will continue to work with parents over the administration of medication, but we need to conform to the Authority's policy.

Medicine Request Form