Medicine should only be taken to school when essential: that is where it would be detrimental to a child's health if the medicine were not administered during the school day.
The only medicines that can be administered at school are:
A REQUEST TO ADMINISTER MEDICINES FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY MEDICINES CAN BE ADMINISTERED WITHIN SCHOOL.
All medicines should be provided in their original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include prescriber's instructions for administration.
This should include:
Any controlled drugs that are unused, expired or no longer clearly labelled will be returned to parents/carers for safe disposal. All uncontrolled medication that is unused, expired or no longer clearly labelled is taken to a chemist to be disposed of every half term.
A child under 16 should never be given aspirin or ibuprofen unless prescribed by a doctor.
OFF SITE VISITS / RESIDENTIAL
Before any offsite visit or residential trip, staff will carry out a risk assessment and make arrangements for the administration, storage and transportation of medication. If you have any concerns regarding any trip please do not hesitate to contact any member of staff to discuss your concerns.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY STUDENT KEEP ANY MEDICATION ON THEIR PERSON