Health and Medical Matters

Medical Conditions

It is important that parents provide the school with full information about health and medical matters to do with their child. These should be identified on the Admission form when your child joins the school. If diagnosed later, please remember to inform the school.

Administration of Medicines

If medication needs to be administered during school hours, parents will need to complete a ‘Medication Authorisation Form’, which can be obtained from the School Office. The school can only administer medication if it has been prescribed by a doctor and is clearly labelled with the child’s name.

Any medication that has to be kept in school, for example, inhalers or epi-pens, parents must ensure they are in date, as we will not administer medication that has passed its expiry date.

Medication-Authorisation-Form

Headlice

Headlice are common in young children and can spread very quickly. We ask parents to regularly check their child’s hair, especially at the back of the head and near the ears. We recommend that long hair should be tied back or plaited.

Houghton Regis Primary