Medicines can be administered at school if they need to be taken four times a day or more. Medicine that is required less frequently can be administered outside of school hours, eg a 3 times per day dose could be administered at breakfast, after school and at bedtime.
We must have written parental consent to administer all medication. Please ask at the school office for a consent form if your child requires medicine during the school day.
Parents must inform the school in writing when the medication or dosage is changed or no longer needed. Parents are responsible for disposing of unused medication by returning them to a pharmacy for safe disposal.
We can only accept prescribed medicines that are:
Please find a downloadable copy of our consent form below. If you would like further details about how we support pupils with medical conditions in school, please follow the link to our policy.
The School Nursing service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that pupil’s health needs are supported within their school and their community. This includes those attending a school within Hampshire and those that are home educated (except Southampton and Portsmouth city schools).
Parents and young people can also get support and advice by texting the ChatHealth service on 07507 332417. This is a confidential text messaging service for parents of children and young people in Hampshire aged 5-19 and the team are able to support parents with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues.
ChatHealth is available 9 am - 4.30 pm on Monday to Thursday and 9 am - 4 pm on Fridays (excluding bank holidays) and messages will be responded to within one working day. Any parent who texts the service outside of these hours will receive an automated message with advice of where to get help if their question is urgent.
You can find out more by visiting their website.