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Red Kite Learning Trust

For Parents/Carers

Medication and Health Issues

What to do if your child is unwell. Administering medication.

Please email or telephone us to report an absence:

If possible, please inform the office before 9.00am on the day of non-attendance.


Telephone: 01423 561579


Only medicines prescribed by a doctor, with the child's name and dosage instructions on the original packaging from the pharmacy, can be given to children by staff (unless otherwise authorised by the Headteacher).

If your child is prescribed a cream which needs to be applied to an intimate area, parents will need to come into school to apply.

Non-prescription medicines (eg. Calpol, creams, throat lozenges) are not allowed in school and cannot be self-administered or administered by staff (unless otherwise authorised by the Headteacher).

If a child needs prescribed medicine (such as antibiotics), 4 times a day, a form (Med 1) must be completed. Medical forms can be found in the school office or on the school website. In Key Stage 2, we encourage children to be independent in coming to the office at the correct time to take their medicine.


Children who require an inhaler will need a medical form (Med 1 or Med 3) to be completed.

We encourage KS2 children to carry their inhalers with them, but advise that a spare is always available and kept in the medical room. (Please give your additional inhaler to the office staff).


If your child has an allergy, please ensure that their class teacher and the office staff are made aware. Children who have dietary allergies (eg. nuts) are identified to all staff and further information will be required by the school.

Those children who require an Epi-pen will need a Care Plan to be completed. Anaphylactic kits will be kept in the medical room.

If your child requires a medical diet due to a food allergy, food intolerance or a medical condition that requires an adapted menu (e.g. carbohydrate count for Type 1 Diabetes), please follow this link to request a medical diet: For further support, please refer to the Parent User Guide.

Parent User Guide - Requesting a Medical Diet v1 July 2022


If you find your child has headlice, we ask that you treat them immediately to prevent spread and to also inform the class teacher. A standard letter will be sent to the parent/carers of children in that class to encourage them to check and treat their children if necessary.

Sun cream

During the summer months we encourage parents to apply sun cream to children before they come to school. Sun cream can be brought into school but must be named and kept in a child’s bag for their use only. The child will be responsible for applying their own sun cream. The EYFS staff do support children in Early Years with this, however, they will still be encouraged to apply their own, increasing independence.

Rossett Acre Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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