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Administration of Medicines

A review of procedures regarding the administration of medication in schools has taken place within Education and Children's Services and all schools are now required to operate within a new framework of guidance.

There is no obligation on school staff to administer medication to pupils.  The guiding principle adopted by providers and parents should be that medicines should be taken out of school hours.

Where pupils require regular medication to be administered or self-administered during the school day, parents should complete the relevant request form, which is available from the School Office.  Alternatively, the forms can be downloaded from the links below:

Parental Request for Medicine to be Administered by staff

Parental Request for medicine to be Self-Administered by Pupil

This may include written guidance from a medical professional (your GP or Specialist) but please note that the written guidance on the medication will generally be sufficient.

Emergency or Essential Medication

If your child suffers from a chronic illness requiring long term medication, or where medication is required in an emergency situation, please contact the school to discuss arrangements. 

Asthma Inhalers

Some pupils carry inhalers for asthma and related illnesses, which they usually self-administer at school.  It is necessary that parents of pupils who carry their own medication complete the appropriate form so that an up to date record is held for each child carrying medication to school.  Please contact the School Office to obtain a copy of the Ashma Management Plan, or download a copy of the form from the link below:

Asthma Management Plan

Storage of Medicines in School

We do not store large volumes of medication in school.  However, where medication is stored in school, please ensure that your child's medicine is brought into school in a container and clearly labelled with his/her full name, dose of the drug and frequency of administration.  The medicine should be collected by parents/carers at the end of each term and replace it in the next term.

Please click here to download a copy of Education & Children's Services Guidance for Parents regarding arrangements for dealing with the administration of medicines.