Administrating Medicine



As is stated in the School Brochure it is LA policy that we do not administer medicines.

In exceptional circumstances: a long term medical problem or at the discretion of the Headteacher.


  • The school will only administer medication prescribed by the GP.  Medicine should be in the original container with the pharmacy sticker clearly identifying the dosage and the child’s name.
  • Parents will be asked to complete a ‘Request for the school to administer medicine’ official form clearly stating the medicine to be administered, dose, timing etc.
  • Medicine must be delivered to the school office by a parent/carer and will be returned to the adult at the end of the school day.
  • Medicines will be kept in a locked cupboard or in the fridge in the staff room if they are to be kept cool.
  • School will not administer non prescription medicine.
  • Pain killers such as paracetamol will only be administered if they are prescribed by a GP, parents will be asked to complete the exact timing of the pain killer. (this guidance includes school visits and residentials).
  • A record of the dose given and time given will be completed on the back of the medical form.
  • The first aider on school visits will be responsible for administering prescribed medication when children are off site. 
  • Asthma inhalers will be kept in the child’s classroom for emergency use.

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Woodfall Primary School

Woodfall Lane
Little Neston
CH64 4BT

Tel: 0151 338 2288
Fax: 0151 353 1402