All pupils attending this school should be vaccinated against the following diseases before they join the school:
Meningitis B & C
First Aid Treatment
First aid treatment will be provided as necessary. By signing this form you are providing consent for this to be administered by the School Nursing Staff and / or a qualified first aider.
All pupils should continue to be seen at home regularly by their own dentist. Emergency treatment can be arranged locally if required and boarding pupils will be registered with a local dentist for these instances.
A gum shield is compulsory for all rugby and hockey players.
Registration with GP Practice
Full boarders must register with the local GP service, Ashlea Medical Practice.
Weekly boarders can keep their home GP. However, they must be within a 25 miles radius to the school and is the parent’s responsibility for arranging appointments and for organising the transport to and from the appointment. The school reserves the right to take the pupils to Ashlea Medical Practice as a visiting/temporary patient if deemed necessary.
Consent to treatments
If your child should require special medical treatment, every effort will be made to obtain the prior consent of the parents/guardian or from the child themselves, if 16 years or over. If this is not possible, the Headmaster, a Deputy Head or a Housemaster / Housemistress, acting in ‘loco parentis’, will sign the required authorisation and consent forms following medical consultation for the treatment.
In such circumstances, there will be liaison with parents/guardians, Medical Centre/ Housemasters / Housemistresses / Headmaster, as appropriate. With sensitive medical matters, the Nursing staff will respect your child’s confidence. However, there may be rare occasions when it is considered that it is in your child’s better interest or necessary for the protection of the wider school community that confidence is breached and relevant information is passed to the appropriate person or body. This may include appropriate referrals to relevant professionals.
If your child is unwell or infectious they will be sent home or to their guardian until well enough to return to school. Guardians should live within an hour’s travelling time of the school.
The School Nursing staff following assessment, can administer boarding students medication from a list of over the counter medication. Prescription only Medication can only be given under the direction of the prescribing Doctor.
The Boarding House Staff may administer ‘over the counter’ medicines to the boarding pupils as per the First Aid Policy* when the Medical Centre is closed.
Any medication brought from home whether it be prescribed, over the counter or herbal, must be registered and stored in the Medical Centre. A *Pupil Medication Request Form* must accompany it. The medicine must be in the original packaging stating generic drug name, dose and the pupil’s name. An English translation must be provided in the case of foreign medicines.
In rare cases a boarding student may be allowed to self-medicate after discussion and assessment by the School Nurse.
You automatically consent to the school nurses administering over the counter preparations (the Medication and Product List* is available on our website). If you do not wish to give this consent, please state this in writing. Once at the school, a parent login will be provided and you will be able to confirm or deny consent electronically.
IMPORTANT: If your child has Asthma please complete an Asthma Treatment Plan* and read the Asthma Policy*. If your child is prescribed an Adrenaline Auto Injector please complete the Anaphylaxis Treatment Plan*. All additional medical forms can be found on our website under ‘Freemen’s Life’ & ‘Medical’ and must be returned with this form.
I have read and accept the above arrangements as part of the conditions of my child’s attendance at the City of London Freemen’s School.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. Please contact the Medical Centre on 44(0)1372 822451 or email@example.com if you wish to discuss any concerns.
City of London Freemen’s School collects medical information regarding your child, so that we can provide them with appropriate support when they join the school. Personal information will be processed and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.