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Droxford Junior School

Medical advice

If your child needs to take any prescribed medicines during the school day a signed medical form will need to be completed, a copy of which is below. 

If your child needs to attend a medical/dental appointment etc, please email the school office, providing evidence by way of an appointment card, text message or letter, in advance of the appointment.  If the appointment is in the morning, please inform us whether your child requires a school dinner. 

If your child is ill please telephone or email the school office by 9:30am.  For safeguarding reasons this needs to be done on a daily basis.

Diarrhoea and vomiting

We operate a 48 hr rule (amended January 2020) for persistent diarrhoea and vomiting, which may be linked to gastroenteritis, norovirus or food poisoning please see advice from the NHS website page.  Please communicate with the school office and follow medical advice.

All injuries are recorded in school and depending on the injury a letter may also be sent home.  If there is a head injury we will contact parents/carers to make them aware.

It is extremely important that we have all your up-to-date emergency contact details on files.


Routine Administration

Prescribed medicines

  • It is our policy to manage prescribed medicines (eg. antibiotics, inhalers) where appropriate following consultation and agreement with, and written consent from the parents

Non-prescribed medicines

  • It is our general policy not to take responsibility for the administration of non-prescribed medicines, (eg. Calpol or cough mixtures provided by the parents) as this responsibility rests with the parents
  • On occasions when children require paracetamol it is our policy to administer providing that written consent from the parents has been received in advance and administration is in accordance with guidance provided in the Health Guidance for Schools document
  • Children under 16 years old are never to be administered aspirin or medicines containing Ibruprofen unless prescribed by a doctor
  • Responsibility for decision-making about the administration of all non-prescribed medicines will always be at the discretion of the responsible manager who may decide to administer under certain miscellaneous or exceptional circumstances