Combe Down Primary School

Combe DownChurch of England Primary School

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Medication in School

Some children may require medication from time to time but the only medication that we are allowed to administer is that which has been prescribed by a doctor. Under no circumstances should children bring any other form of medication to school e.g. cough sweets etc.

Medicines such as Calpol, Ibuprofen, cough mixture etc are not allowed to be given to children by school staff, unless prescribed. Thank you for your support in this. If your child needs to have prescribed medication administered at school, please come to the Office where you will need to complete the required permission form. The staff administer this in a voluntary capacity and it is the responsibility of the parents and/or children to remember to come at the appropriate time. If your child needs medication three times a day the LA recommends this doesn’t come to school but is taken before school, on return home from school and before bed (unless it is essential to be taken before food at lunchtime). 

Some children will have specific medical needs and will have an individual medical plan drawn up for them in liaison with the School Nurse.

Asthma inhalers

We have been advised that all children with an inhaler should have two in school; one they keep with them which they may need to use and a spare one that is to be kept in the office in case the other one runs out or fails to work. It is the responsibility of the parents to inform the school if their child is asthmatic and to ensure the required inhalers are in school and up to date.