Medication In School

School policy is that students may not carry non-prescribed medication (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen etc.) with them in school.

Students with prescribed emergency medication such as inhalers, epi-pens etc are encouraged to carry them at all times. We recommend that parent/ carers provide a spare for us to hold in the medical room in case students forget or lose their own. For all students with asthma we would request that you complete and sign an asthma information form (attached).

Where students are prescribed medication, either short term (e.g. antibiotics to be taken 4 times a day) or long term (e.g. for migraines, ADHD, other  etc), and need to take them in school, please bring them to school for storage in the medical room. Students can then access that medication whenever they need it. All prescribed medication must be in its original container, showing the prescription label with the child’s name and instructions for administration. Each medication will need a signed consent form (attached).

The school holds a supply of paracetamol, ibuprofen and antihistamine tablets. If your child requires liquids, you will need to provide these. We will always contact parents/ carers to gain verbal consent before administering these.


For further information, contact the Medical Room on or ring 01903 244957 and ask to be put through.