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At Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School we understand that some pupils have medical conditions, some of which are long term and so require medication to be held in school. We aim to support pupils and parents in managing their medical needs whilst at school. 

On induction in Year 7, all medical information about your child is obtained and recorded on their files and logged with our First Aid Lead in school. If your child develops a medical condition throughout their time at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, it is essential that you let us know immediately in order for the condition to be recorded appropriately. This is vital if your child goes out on school trips at any point during the year too.

Our pupils can visit our medical room to discuss any issues around wellbeing or any medical concerns.

What if a pupil needs to take medication during the school day?

If a pupil needs to take medication in school, we advise that parents/carers inform the school’s First Aid Lead via a telephone call or via email to There is a medical consent form that will need to be completed and the school will make arrangements to safely store the medicine in school in the medical room.

If your child has asthma or has an allergy that requires an EPIPEN or medication, they need to carry their personal inhaler/epipen with them at all times at school. They MUST also bring a spare inhaler/epipens into school to be held in our medical room in case their personal one runs out. You will be reminded of the expiry dates before this so you can ensure you can get a repeat prescription for them. It is essential for your child that these are always in date.

Attendance at school is very important to us at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School and we would ask parents/carers to support the school in ensuring that your child attends school every day. If your child becomes ill at school we will encourage them to remain in school if they can, but if we feel that they need to go home you will be contacted immediately.

We do not hold medication in school. If your child is unwell before school and you think they are well enough to attend, please administer any medications at home.

We have numerous staff across school that are first aid trained and in the case of an injury or accident sustained in school, your child will receive first aid and you will be contacted to inform you. If required you will be asked to seek further advice for your child from a medical professional, GP or for them to be taken to A&E depending on the injury.

Vaccinations are carried out during your child’s time at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School for flu, HPV and school leaving boosters. When the time is appropriate, parents/carers will be contacted and asked whether you consent to the vaccine. Your support with this process would be appreciated.

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