Medical Matters

Illness at School

School is not the best place to be if you are unwell. Work will suffer and the child will feel very dispirited. If your child is or has been unwell please consider carefully when they should return to school, as we do not have facilities for looking after them.

Notifiable Illness

If your child has an infectious illness or disease, please make sure that we know as we have to notify the Local Education Authority of certain outbreaks e.g. measles, mumps, chicken pox etc.

Medicines in School

Children should not bring medicines into school. If your child needs to complete a course of medicine, please come and discuss the matter with the Headteacher. Children should hand asthma inhalers to the school office. These should be clearly labelled with the child’s name and class. Under no circumstances will medicines be kept in the classrooms.


Please ensure that the school has up to date information on how parents can be contacted should an emergency arise.

This can be done while visiting the school, by telephone - 020 8654 3006 or by email.

Supporting Children with Medical Conditions

Full Policy    Individual healthcare plan     Medication Consent Form     School Asthma Card

Policy statement
This school is an inclusive community that aims to support all pupils,
including those with medical conditions, in order that they can develop spiritually, creatively, physically, socially and academically.

We aim to ensure that:

  • All staff understand their duty of care to children in the event of an emergency.
  • All staff feel confident in knowing what to do in an emergency.
  • All staff understand that medical conditions should not be a barrier to learning.
  • Parents/Carers of pupils with medical conditions feel secure in the care their children receive at this school.
  • The school aims to include all pupils with medical conditions in all school activities, where possible.
  • Staff receive training to support children with medical conditions, where appropriate.