We have an increasing number of children attending school with medical conditions. Schools, acting in loco parents, have a duty to take reasonable care of children which includes the possibility of having to administer prescribed medication.

The Academy will make every effort to safeguard the health and safety of those pupils who may be more at risk than their peers due to existing medical conditions.

When medicines are to be administered in school it is essential that safe procedures are established which are acceptable to appropriate school staff involved. Please do not simply send medicine into school with your child. All medicine must be prescribed by a Doctor and be brought into the school office by the child’s parent or carer. School documentation must be completed.


First aid treatment is available from trained members of staff in the event of an accident.  


For more information on how Barnes Infant Academy manage medication please visit the links below or speak to Mrs Hughes, Mrs Charlton or Miss Hetherington.


Medication Leaflet


Managing Medication Policy