Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Medical Conditions and Administering Medicines in School

When children start at Stokeinteignhead we ask parents to complete a form outlining any medical history to include any known allergies that we should be aware of. We ask parents to ensure that this information is kept up to date by making sure that the school office are aware of any changes.


Please can we also ask that contact details are kept up-to-date so that we can make contact in an emergency

There may be times when children attending school need to take medication. Any such medicines should be brought to school by the parent/carer, not the pupil and be delivered personally to the school office. These medicines must be in the original prescribed bottle/packaging, clearly labelled with the:


  • Pupil’s name
  • Contents
  • Dosage
  • Date


We are sorry but we are unable to administer unprescribed medicines.


Parents will be asked to complete a written request for the school to administer medication. Medicines in school are kept in a locked cupboard or in a refrigerator, away from the pupils. A record is kept of all medicines administered.

Asthma inhalers are prescribed medication and parents are asked to complete a Parent Request Form on their child’s entry into school. As children may need immediate access to their inhaler (Blue Relievers) they are kept in a safe and readily accessible place.

Parents are encouraged to provide the school with full information about their child’s medical needs so that staff can exercise appropriate levels of care. Our Medicine Policy is available on the website.