Medical Matters

First aid

If a child should have an accident at school the action taken will depend on the extent of the injury.

In the case of minor injury, a staff member will administer first aid, record the details in the accident register including the action taken. In the event of more serious injury, any non-invasive obvious action will be taken, an ambulance will be called immediately and parents will be contacted. Please note parents authorise the school to call for an ambulance in the case of emergency on the enrolment form.

Student medication

Parents are contacted if a child should become ill at school. Please ensure your contact details are kept up to date in our office files. If a child is sufficiently well to attend school but requires medication, the medicine should be delivered to the office in its original container bearing the child’s name and required dosage.

Please note the school can only administer medicine prescribed by a doctor and parents are required to sign a form in the office to authorise the administration of the medication.

Children who suffer from asthma or other medical condition requiring management at school must complete a health plan.

Allergies and Anaphylaxis

At Highfields we aim to minimise the exposure of children at risk of an allergic reaction to known allergens within the school environment and we do have children in the School who have a severe allergy to nuts and eggs. For this reason we ask that no food products containing eggs or nuts be brought to school. These include boiled eggs, egg sandwiches, meringue, mayonnaise, peanut butter, Nutella, some museli bars and loose nuts.