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Medication and First Aid

Allergies, illnesses and medical conditions


It is very important that you advise the school if your child suffers from any allergies or from any other medical condition including asthma.  The school will arrange a medical planning meeting where we can record the details of your child’s medical needs, any treatment they require and what we should do in case of an emergency. 


Please do let us know if your child has an infectious illness such as rubella, conjunctivitis, head lice, impetigo, measles, mumps or ringworm. Please check on the NHS website for details of whether your child can come to school if suffering from a common illness.


Children who have vomited or had diarrhoea are not allowed back at school until 48 hours (2 full days) after the last episode, to prevent it spreading to other children and staff.


Illness during the day 


If your child becomes ill during the day, we will always contact you, having taken the necessary steps ourselves to ensure your child is safe and cared for. It is vital that we have your up-to-date contact numbers at all times, particularly mobile telephone numbers, and that someone is able, if necessary, to take your children home. 




If your child is taking antibiotics, it is usually best that they are looked after at home.  However, if they are recovering, have had at least 48 hours of the medication administered at home, and just need to complete the course, staff are able to give medicine at school. A parent or guardian must bring in the named medication (which must have been prescribed by a doctor for tour child) and fill in a form at the office for us to keep this in school and administer it.




Please let the office staff and teacher know if your child has asthma.  Please clearly name any inhalers.  Inhalers are always taken on trips. 


First Aid  


Bumps and scrapes are an unavoidable part of school life, especially in the playground or on a sports field.


Many of our school staff have taken part in First Aid training. When an adult administers treatment of any kind to a child, they will complete an entry in our online system, and fill in a paper note for your child to bring home.


If a child has a minor head injury we will always contact the nominated parent or carer by text message. We use our judgement as to the extent of the injury and will call the parent or carer if the child needs to be collected or to receive medical attention from a doctor or hospital.


In the very rare case of serious injury the school will telephone for an ambulance.  If a parent or carer is unable to get to school quickly, a member of school staff will accompany the child to hospital in the ambulance and wait with them until their parent arrives.