Medicines

Medicines

Medicines should not be sent into school unless prescribed by a doctor. Any such medicines including lotions and ointments,  must be accompanied by a letter explaining the dosage to be taken and a form in school completed. Antibiotics must be taken regularly and the course of treatment completed if they are to be effective.  If your child has been prescribed any medication three times a day, we would recommend that this occurs at home, this can be done before school, on return from school at the end of the school day and again in the evening before bedtime.  However if your child has been prescribed to take medication four times a day, please bring in the medication clearly labelled with your child’s name, the dosage and frequency along with the completed form. If there is a break in treatment because parents have not collected medicines at the end of the day, we are not able to continue the dosage. For more information about this please contact the school.

Due to a decision by the local doctor’s surgery not to prescribe over the counter hay fever medication, we have agreed to prescribe non prescribed hay fever medication. The form in school needs to be completed by parents to confirm the child is a hay fever sufferer. Once this is in place we are happy to prescribe the relevant medication. For more information about this please contact the school.

Request for administration of medicine form for parents to complete