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Administration Of Medicines


Students are not permitted to carry medicines on their person unless specifically authorised to do so. 

While no staff member can be compelled to give medical treatment to a pupil/student, it is hoped that the support given through parental consent, the support of the City Council through these guidelines and the help of the School Medical Services will encourage them to see this as part of the pastoral role.

  • The Head Teacher (or their nominee) will only administer medicines prescribed by a doctor.
  • This form below should be completed by the parent, guardian or person with parental responsibility for the pupil/student and delivered with the medication to the SEN Medical Administrator (or a nominated person), before any medicine will be administered.
  • The medicine should be in date and clearly labelled with:
    • Its contents
    • The owner’s name
    • Dosage and frequency
    • Name of prescribing doctor

The information requested, is in confidence, to ensure that the school is fully aware of the medical needs of your child.

If you would like to discuss any requirements in further detail, please contact the SEN Medical Administrator.

Where such arrangements fail, it is the parents’ responsibility to make appropriate alternative arrangements.


Kernow Health will be re-visiting our school on the 24th May 2024 to see anyone who was previously absent for their vaccination.

This will be the last opportunity for your child to have any of these vaccines in school, this academic year. 

If you missed the previous links to consent to your Year 8 child having the HPV vaccine or your Year 9 child having the DTP & Men ACWY vaccine, please call Kernow Health to complete a consent over the phone on 01392 342678.

If you have a child in Year 9, 10 or 11 and you think they have missed any of these vaccinations, please call 01392 342678 so they can check and advise.

Telephone: 01392 342678


You can find out more about the NHS seasonal flu vaccination here:

You can find out more about the NHS secondary school Immunisation programme here:

School Nurse

School Nurses are public health nurses who will work with 5 to 19 year olds. They give confidential advice, care and treatment to children and young people and work with parents and carers in Schools, homes, Children’s Centres and other community settings.

Working to improve the health and wellbeing of this age group as well as identifying anyone who needs early help, School Nurses can also help with conversations between health services and education.

For more information please read the attached document.  file:///O:\Medical\School%20Nurse\School%20Nurse%20letter.docx