First Aid and Illness and Administration of Medicine

Accidents and Emergencies

The school is able to give first aid for minor accidents. In the event of a more serious accident or emergency happening, parents will be contacted as soon as possible and appropriate medical attention sought as necessary.


If your child becomes ill during the school day, you will be contacted as soon as possible to take your child home. You must call in by 9.30am if your child is ill and not able to attend school.

If your child cannot take part in any school activities on your Doctor's advice, please send an explanatory note to the Class Teacher.


Staff are normally prepared to administer a prescribed medicine provided:

  1. The prescription medicine has been dropped at the office by a parent in the origincal, dated bottle/ container
  2. The appropriate form about the medication has been completed by the parent (forms are available from the school office)
  3. The school is kept fully informed about how to administer the medicine, as advised by doctor
  4. The prescribed medicine is given to the school office for safe keeping

Under no circumstances can staff give medicines which are not prescribed by a Doctor, nor can we give drugs such as aspirin or paracetamol if your child has a headache or toothache.

If your child suffers from asthma, please obtain an inhaler for use in school as needed.

Administration of Medicines Policy 

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