Health Needs

Administering Medication in School

Ladybridge Primary School is an inclusive community that aims to support and welcome pupils with medical conditions. We aim to provide all pupils with all medical conditions the same opportunities as others at school.

Ladybridge ensures/understands:

Medication can be administered within school, but must follow very strict guidelines:

  1. Medicines must be prescribed by a doctor.
  2. Parents/Carers must complete and sign the administration of medication consent form, including dosage, time, and any necessary instruction (i.e. to be stored in the fridge) and hand this into the school office.
  3. Medicine must be clearly labelled and have a medicine spoon provided, if necessary.

Unfortunately, we are unable to administer over-the-counter medicines that are not prescribed by a doctor such as Calpol and cough syrup, so please do not send these into school. You may, however, choose to come into school and administer such medications yourself at any time during the day and office staff will be happy to assist you in arranging to do so. Other medications not allowed in school unless brought in and administered by a parent/carer are: cough sweets, throat lozenges, vapour rubs, decongestant sprays, etc.

Please note that all medication will need to be personally dropped off at the office and signed for by a parent/carer in the new administered medicine log book, and again be collected and signed for at the office at the end of the school day by the individual who collects your child. The school office is open from 8.30am until 4pm, daily.

These guidelines are to ensure the safety of all children within school, and we appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Ashma Care

At Ladybridge we are committed to ensuring everyone with asthma receives the best standard of care. Therefore, it’s vital that medical records are updated annually. If your child suffers from asthma, please ensure that you send into school your child’s blue inhaler, and spacer if required; also please complete the asthma card, and return it to school as soon as possible.

The completed form will store helpful details about your child’s current medicines, triggers and symptoms. The information will help school staff to better understand your child’s individual condition.  Please make sure the school is kept informed about changes to your child’s medicines, including how much they take and when. 

It is extremely important that should your child need their inhaler whilst they are at school that one is always available, in their classroom, for them to use; please ensure that your child’s blue inhaler is always in school, and in date.

Nut Free Zone

We have children in school who have an allergic reaction to nuts, and in two particular cases, this allergic reaction could result in an anaphylactic shock – which is life threatening. It is not just eating nuts that can make these children ill, but having any kind of contact i.e. with products containing nuts, with people who have nut products on their skin or clothes.  

We, as a school, have procedures in place, but it is essential that we have your co-operation to help protect these children.  Nuts are in so many products that extra care is needed when sending food into school either for snacks at break times or packed lunches.  Please could you check food labels for any products you send to school.

When it comes to Christmas parties or other events that involve sending food into school, please could you take extra care if you are preparing/baking food to ensure it does not contain/come into contact with nuts or have nut traces. Please remember that treat boxes like Roses/Quality Street/Celebrations contain chocolates that contain nuts such as Bounty, Snickers, Hazelnut Whirl, etc; please do not send these into school.

Head Lice

While head lice are nothing more than a nuisance, in order to prevent an outbreak we suggest that you check your child’s head on a regular basis, following the simple CHECK, TREAT, COMPLETE routine below.

It is also essential that all longer hair is securely tied back to ensure minimum risk of lice transferring between children.




For further information on head lice, see your pharmacist or click here for further information.

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