Medical Matters

The following people make routine visits:

The School Nurse visits regularly. The weight, height and eyesight of all the children are checked in their Reception year and also Year 6 Parents will be notified in writing of the date of this visit.

The Audiometrician conducts hearing tests on all children at some point during their first year in school. If any hearing problems are found, you will be notified and further tests are arranged.


Head lice are passed from person to person by head to head contact, regardless of age or how clean their hair is. Daily combing and weekly head checks on wet hair is essential to try to prevent infection. If head lice are found please inform the school who will advise other parents to be more vigilant, without breaking any confidences. Further information on head lice and details of the two methods of treatment currently recommended are available from the school office.

Infectious Diseases

A copy of ‘Guidelines for Parents on Infectious Diseases’, prepared by the local Healthcare Trust is kept in the school office. Please contact the school if you have any concerns.

Sickness & Diarrhoea

If your child has been sick or had diarrhoea, they can return to School 48 hours after their last incident. Any children who have sickness or diarrhoea whilst at school will need to be collected immediately.


Should your child be ill at school we will contact you during the day. Please fill in the Pupil Information Sheet asking for telephone numbers and notify us immediately of any change of employment, address or telephone numbers. This form is updated annually and your cooperation is appreciated. IT IS VITAL THAT THIS INFORMATION IS KEPT UP TO DATE.

First Aid

The school will ensure that, adequate and appropriate facilities are provided to enable first aid to be rendered to staff and pupils should they be injured or become ill. A risk assessment has been undertaken to ensure the provision is suitable for the school at all times including out of normal working hours and on visits and journeys.


If medical assistance is thought to be necessary, parents will be contacted. However, should the parent(s) be unavailable medical assistance will be sought by the school and the child will be accompanied to the doctor’s or hospital by a member of staff.


The school seeks to ensure that at least 4 members of staff have received training on a first aid course and 2 other members of staff have the additional paediatric training.

Parents will be advised if a child sustains a head injury at school by telephone or letter outlining what happened together with any treatment given and guidance on when and where to seek further medical advice if necessary.   Your child will also be wearing a sticker to alert parents of any injury to the head.


If your child has need of on-going medication, e.g. for asthma, please contact the School Office in the first instance who will advise on the best course of action.

For children who have a condition such as diabetes, please contact the School Office who will arrange for the Medical Liaison Teaching Assistant to discuss your child‘s requirements.

Any medicines that are retained in School must be clearly marked with the child’s name, class, dosage, frequency and instructions for administering.

Eye medication cannot be administered by school staff under any circumstances.

Prescribed Medicines

If your child requires antibiotics or prescribed medicines to be administered 3 times per day, doses should be given before school, after school and before bedtime. If your child requires antibiotics or prescribed medicines to be administered 4 times per day:

– an adult must bring the medication into the school office at the beginning of the school day and collect
it at the end of the school day and complete an ‘Administering Medicine’ form.

– Medication will be stored in the School Office fridge if necessary.

– A Medical Liaison Teaching Assistant will administer the medication just before lunchtime.

– All medication must be in original packaging, with the pharmacy label clearly showing the child‘s
name, dosage required and frequency of medication.

– A spoon must also be provided.