Administration of medicines

Wherever possible parents are requested to ask for GP prescriptions which can be administered outwith the school day.

In circumstances where pupils have medical conditions which may require long-term support or which may require occasional staff intervention, parents (or young people themselves if they are over the age of 16) should discuss the matter with school staff and agree the arrangements which will be made to provide support for the pupil.

A written request form must be completed in advance when any medication is to be administered or taken in school.