Medical Information

Medical Forms

You can download the relevant form below and hand it into Reception along with the medication for the attention of Mrs Brierley, School Matron. If you require a different format of the form or a paper copy then please contact us on 023 8045 2105 or email Mrs Brierley.

‘Permission to Administer Medicine’ formDownload (Word doc) | Download (PDF)

‘Annual Update of Medical Records’ formDownload (Word doc) | Download (PDF)

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 Matron along with a completed permission form, every item needs to be listed on the form. All medication is stored safely for your child to take in the Medical 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.

For further information please read our Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy.

Non-Prescription Medication

We understand that there are times when taking an over the counter medication is necessary and assists the students with staying in school with a minor ailment. A good example of this is hay fever medication or eyedrops.

As with the above guidance on prescribed medication, items should be in the original box and handed to the School Matron along with a completed permission form, every item needs to be listed on the form. All medication is stored safely for your child to take in the Medical Room at the advised times and dosage required. A record will be kept of each dose given to your child.

Returning to school on crutches or with an injury

When a student has an injury that requires the use of crutches, a cast or a boot from the hospital a risk assessment will need to be completed with the School Matron prior to their return to school, this can be completed in person or over the telephone. This will ensure that any special adjustments can be made and ensure they are able to return and move safely around the school site.

If this applies to your child please email Mrs Brierley to request a risk assessment is carried out.

School Inhaler

Students with Asthma have the option to store a spare inhaler in the medical room for emergency use or if they have forgotten to bring theirs with them to school, please note that the mediation permission form needs to be completed and held with their inhaler.

If, for whatever reason, your child does not have access to their own inhaler and does not have a spare in medical, we do hold a school inhaler that can be used along with a disposable spacer. If you would like your child to have use of the school inhaler, please complete the relevant section on the medication permission form.

Updating Medical Information

It is really important at The Hamble School that we have current information for our student medical files. If your child has any change to their medical circumstance please fill out the Medical Update Form.

General Medical Information

The Hamble School follows the guidance of NHS direct on handling general or childhood illnesses, a few examples are as follows:

Vomiting and Diarrhoea – if your child has a stomach bug they could be infectious to others.  Students are most infectious from when the symptoms start until 2 days after they have passed, they should stay off school until symptoms have stopped for 2 days, (48hrs).

Chickenpox  – if your child has chickenpox they need to stay off school until all spots have scabbed over.  Please inform the school if your child has chickenpox.

Scarlet Fever  – if your child has Scarlet Fever they need to stay off school until they have taken antibiotics for a full 24hrs.

Impetigo  – if your child has Impetigo they need to stay off school until they have taken medication for 48hrs or the sores have crusted over.

For other medical conditions please check guidance on the NHS website and returning to school – here
If any of the above medical conditions apply to your child please email Mrs Brierley so that necessary precautions can be taken in school.