Medication in School
The following points should be noted with regards to emergency medication in school.
- Adrenaline pens (Epipen / Jext etc) – any student prescribed these must have them with them in school at all times. If possible, a spare should be stored by Matron.
- Asthma inhalers – students are expected to carry inhalers, as required, and are encouraged to give a spare to be stored by Matron.
- Diabetes – medication and emergency supplies (hypo kits etc) should be carried by the student, as required. Spare kits should be provided for Matron to store.
- All other medication – on occasion, students may need to take prescribed or over-the-counter medication during the school day. This should only be stored by Matron and not carried by the student. It can be administered, as required, from the First Aid room.
Written parental consent is required to administer all medication in school.
Please complete a copy of the form below and hand it in to Matron. The form needs to be signed and electronic signatures cannot be accepted. If you are unable to print the form, copies are available from Matron.
No over-the-counter medication is stocked in school so it should be provided from home should it be required.
Please note, only medication required for occasional and specific use will be accepted.
If you have any questions concerning medication, please do not hesitate to contact Matron via School Reception.