Prescription Medication

We would like to inform parents of our requirements for students taking Prescription medication in school.

The prescribed medication should only be taken by the named person prescribed by their GP or Hospital Doctor.

All prescribed medication should be in its original box with the pharmacy label on. This medication then needs to be handed to the School Welfare Office. It will be locked away and kept safe for your child to take their medication in the Student Welfare Room at the advised times and dosage required. A record will be kept of each dose given to your child.

Medicines can be harmful to anyone for whom they are not prescribed and we recognise that it is our duty to ensure that the risks to the health of others are properly controlled.

A form will need to be completed for each prescribed medication item.

For further information please read our Medical Welfare Policy.

Returning to school on crutches or with an injury

If your child has injured themselves and has been prescribed crutches, a cast or a boot from the hospital to help with broken or dislocated injuries, you and your child will be required to come into school by appointment to complete a risk assessment with the school nurse.
This is to ensure that your child will have special adjustments to their day to continue with learning at school and to ensure they are able to move safely around the school.
If this applies to your child, please email  Mrs Kerri Jackson and request an appointment.

School Inhaler

If your child has Asthma, we do have a school inhaler that is kept in the medical room for emergency use.  If, for whatever reason, your child does not have access to their own inhaler and you would like your child to have use of the emergency inhaler, please complete this Consent Form.

School Autoinjector

If your child has been prescribed an autoinjector for Allergic reactions, we do have a school Autoinjector that is kept in the medical room for emergency use.  If your child does not have their spare Autoinjector with them in an emergency and you would like your child to have use of the emergency autoinjector please complete this Consent Form.

Updating Medical Information

It is really important at Harrow Way Community School that we have up to date information for our student medical files. If your child has any change to their medical history, please fill out the Medical Update Form, so that the school nurse can review and inform relevant staff as appropriate.

COVID Information

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance will advise:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.

  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.

  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days.

The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.