Administration of medicines

Students with significant conditions (e.g. anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes or epilepsy) carry their own prescribed medicine at school.  They are encouraged to carry spare medicine which needs to be stored in the medical room, for use in the event of an emergency.

All medicines brought into school must be in the original packaging with the dispensing label and instruction leaflet.

All other prescribed medicines such as antibiotics, must be logged with Matron.

When medicines need to be administered at school, parents must complete the correct form.  There are separate forms for

  • Parental request for students to carry medicine for students with life threatening conditions
  • Parental agreement for the school to administer medicine

Forms should be resubmitted with every new medicine and must be re-sent to Matron at the beginning of each school year.

Students are not permitted to carry non-prescribed medicines, such as Paracetamol, Migraleve, Ibuprofen and Antihistamine. These may be stored with matron for a medically diagnosed condition, when accompanied by a parental agreement for school to administer medicine,

Individual Healthcare Plans must be completed by parents of any students that have a medical condition,

Emergency Inhalers

Matron holds an emergency Salamol inhaler that may be used when prior written parental permission has been given.


Paracetamol may occasionally be provided for students who need pain relief to enable them to stay in school.