Skip to content ↓

Clifton with Rawcliffe

Primary School

Preparing children for a successful future

In this section...

Administration of Medicines in School

It would be appreciated if parents, as far as possible, dealt with the administration of medicine at home. If a child requires prescribed medication during school hours then parents are asked to deliver the medication to the school office and not the class teacher. The medicine should be brought to school by a parent or other adult. It is also necessary for you to complete a form giving permission that the medication may be administered to your child. A copy og the form is avaialble below and also in the School Pro Forma section. The medicine should be in a properly labelled container. The label should contain the following information: (For further guidance please read our “Medicines in School Policy)

  • the child’s name
  • the name of the medicine
  • the dosage and time of administration
  • date of dispensing
  • storage instructions
  • expiry date

If your child has a long-term illness such as epilepsy or asthma and requires medication on an infrequent and irregular basis you should contact the school. The school is advised that it should only accept responsibility where specific guidance has been received on the nature of the emergency and the procedure necessary to cope with it.

Exclusion Procedure for Illness/ Communicable Disease

Disease/ Illness

Minimal Exclusion Period

Antibiotics prescribed

First 2 days at home

Temperature

If sent home, child must be off for 24 hours

Vomiting

Kept at home for 48 hours from last episode of vomiting

Conjunctivitis

Kept at home for 2 days, thereafter until eyes stop weeping

Diarrhoea

Kept at home for 48 hours  from last episode of diarrhoea

Chickenpox

7 days from the appearance of the rash

Gastro-enteritis, food poisoning, salmonella and dysentery

Until authorized by the District Community Physician

Infective Hepatitis

7 days from the onset of jaundice

Measles

4 days from the appearance of the rash

Meningococcal Infection

Until recovery from the illness

Mumps

Until the swelling has subsided and in no case less than 7 days from the onset of the illness

Whooping Cough

21 days from the onset of cough

Poliomyelitis

Until declared free from the infection by the District Community Physician

German Measles

7 days from the appearance of the rash

Scarlet Fever/ Streptococcal

Infection of the throat

Child can return 24 hours after commencing appropriate

treatment

Tuberculosis

Until declared free from infection by the District Community Physician

Typhoid Fever

Until declared free from infection by the District Community Physician

Impetigo

Until the skin has healed

Lice

Until appropriate treatment has been given

Plantar Warts

No exclusion. Should be treated and covered

Ringworm of scalp

Until cured

Ringworm of body

Seldom necessary to exclude provided treatment is being given

Scabies

Need not be excluded, once appropriate treatment has been given