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Drighlington Primary School

Nurturing, supporting, believing, achieving!

Moorland Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD11 1JY


Headteacher: Mrs Sue Jackson

  1. Parents
  2. Useful Information
  3. Basic Information
  4. Medical Care

Medical Care

Many members of staff are trained to provide first aid to children and adults in our school. Pupils who are unwell should not be sent to school.

When a child has suffered diarrhoea or sickness it is imperative that they do not attend school until 48 hours without symptoms has elapsed.

For safety reasons, pupils must not bring medicine to school and staff are not permitted to administer medication unless there is a special arrangement - we can only do this with medication that is provided by a General Practitioner, is clearly marked with the practitioner’s label showing the child’s personal details and is obviously within use by date. Parents must always visit the main office and sign a medication form if their child is to be given medication as detailed above.

It is essential that we have a contact telephone number so that children who are unwell or have an accident can be collected by a parent, carer or relative. This must be kept updated. Children may bring lip salve to school but this must be used in emergencies only and kept by the teacher or in children's personal trays - children must be made aware that they cannot share lip salve with their friends.