Administering Medication

Parents/carers have the prime responsibility for their child’s health and should provide school with information about their child’s medical condition on the admissions form. If your child’s needs change please remember to inform the school in writing so that records can be changed accordingly.

We are unable to administer any medication to children unless it has been prescribed by a doctor and we have a signed consent form. Medication that has been prescribed to be taken three times a day can normally be taken during the time your child is at home. However, if this is not the case we ask that you complete and sign a Wroughton School Medication Form requesting that the medication is administered to your child at school. The form should be handed into the school office together with the medication. All medication should be in the original container, clearly labelled with your child’s name and the dosage and administration instructions. The School will not accept medicines that have been taken out of the container or make changes to dosage on parental instructions. For safety reasons all medication, with the exception of asthma inhalers, must be held in the school office. Please do not forget to collect your child’s medication at the end of the school day.

Administration of medication is dependent upon a senior member of staff who is authorised to administer medication being available to do so.

Please see our policies for more information

Supporting Children with Medical Conditions 2019-20

Parental agreement for school to administer medicine

Download our Medical Conditions Update Form here