Illness

We take our duty of care very seriously. The school has a medical room and a Student Health Officer, who is a qualified First Aider. Parents are asked to let both the Student Health Officer and the Tutor know if their daughter or son has any special medical condition, although such information is always treated with appropriate confidentiality. We will also ask for an emergency telephone number for contacting parents in the case of an accident or sudden illness.

Whilst regular attendance at school is absolutely essential for educational progress, parents should take care not to send sick children to school who then have to be sent home during the first part of the day. Likewise, any injuries or ailments occurring at home cannot be dealt with at school. Such cases should go directly to your doctor.

In cases of emergency students will be sent to hospital or taken to the Health Centre and parents notified. However it is regretted that we cannot take sick children home. If your child becomes unwell, you will be contacted where possible and asked to collect him/her. If this is not possible, we can arrange a taxi, but must charge this to you. No student will be sent home unless we have been able to contact you. With this in mind, it is essential that you give us an emergency contact number where we can reach you during the day.

As a result of recent changes in regulations we are not able to give out any non-prescription medicines to students. If your child requires prescription medicine to be given during the school day, please obtain a Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs Pack from the Student Health Officer and fill in the permission form so we can dispense their medication safely.