Medical Information

Neston School takes the well-being of staff, pupils and visitors seriously, and we are are committed to inclusion. In order to achieve this it is necessary to take certain precautions and active measures, which in some cases will be tailored to individual circumstances.

It is recognised that some children will have chronic ailments (such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy) or long-term conditions requiring treatment. To assist staff in the prompt management of medical issues a disease register is kept of children in the above categories. It is the responsibility of the parents/carers to make all relevant medical conditions known to the school and to keep the information up to date. This includes long and short term conditions, as well as allergies. 

There are two main sets of circumstances under which the school may be asked to deal with the administration of medically prescribed medicines to pupils at school. These are: 

  1. Children with chronic illnesses or long-term conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or ADHD
  2. Children recovering from short-term illnesses but who are receiving a course of antibiotics etc. 

The school is prepared to arrange for the administration of medication to pupils where necessary, providing parents adopt the procedure as laid down in the Health in School Policy. Please ask for details should you require them. 

If your child is unwell, please do not send them to school, where the health of others is likely to be affected. If sent to school, it is expected that the child will take part in all activities including playtime, swimming and PE. Since we lack any facility to look after children taken ill during school time, we require a telephone number where we can contact you, so that your child can be collected and taken home. 

It is the parents/carers responsibilityto check their children for head lice on a regular basis. Further information on treatment is available from the school office. 

Please click here to view guidance notes with regards to your child's attendance if they are ill.

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