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Portway Infant School

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Health & Useful Information

Medicines in school

Medicines can only be administered at school with written parental consent, no child will be given prescription or non-prescription medicines unless this has been provided.  We are able to administer medicines that have been prescribed to be given 4 times per day. Medicine that is required less frequently can be administered outside of school hours, eg a 3 times per day dose could be administered at breakfast, after school and at bedtime.


Please ask at the school office for a consent form if your child requires medicine during the school day.


We can only accept prescribed medicines if they are:

  • In date
  • Labelled
  • Prescribed 
  • Provided in the original container as dispensed by the pharmacist
  • Include instructions for administration, dosage and storage

School Nurse

The School Nursing Service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children’s health needs are supported within their school and their community.


School Nurses also work closely with Education, Social Care and other health professionals, to help children and young people to remain healthy and to ensure that any health needs are met.


You can find out more information by visiting their website.