Barrowcliff School

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Medicine in School

Any child may at some time have health care needs requiring administration of medication.  Whilst it is preferable for medication to be taken at home, it is recognised that for some children this is not always possible. 

If your child requires medication in school, please:

a) Mark the medication clearly with your child’s name;

b) Deliver it to the school office (please do not ask your child to do this).

c) Complete and sign the form below, or ask for a copy at the school office.  We cannot administer any medication without your written consent.

We are only able to administer medication that has been prescribed by a doctor


If your child requires medication in school time, please ensure the pharmacy label is on the medication and your child’s name and the dosage are clearly marked.  It must be brought to the school office where you will be given a form to complete.  We cannot administer medication without your written consent.  Medication must NOT be given to your child to bring into school themselves.


We recognise that sometimes children are a little unwell and may need medication such as Calpol during the day.  For this reason, parents are welcome to call in to school at lunchtime or breaktime to give their child medicine that we are unable to administer ourselves.