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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

Medical Needs

If your child is absent, please ring our main number 01603 611 431 every day of their absence. Follow the options to leave a recorded message.  When your child returns, they are required to bring in a letter to provide written evidence of their absence.

As part of the ethos of our school, we wish to promote the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of students, thereby enabling them to achieve their full potential both in education and health.


If you would like us to store and/or administer any medicines for your child, please complete our Medication Form and send it in to our Student Reception with the medication. 

The Department for Education now requires that students with medical needs have an IHCP (Individual Health Care Plan) which is reviewed annually. At Notre Dame High School we intend to do this at the beginning of each academic year.


If a student has an on-going medical diagnosis parents/carers should complete an Individual Health Care Plan and return to school marked for the attention of the Rebecca Jones. It is essential we have up-to-date and accurate information to ensure everything is in place to support a student's health and well-being whilst they are in school. Therefore, any relevant hospital/clinic letters would be helpful.


If a student has an NHS Health Care Plan, completed by healthcare professionals, we would be grateful to have a copy of the most recent document and to receive up-dated versions following annual reviews.


If a diagnosis requires medication to be held by school, parents/carers should also complete a Consent to Administer Medication form and return to Notre Dame, marked for the attention of Rebecca Jones, along with any additional information e.g. doctors/hospital letters.


For a short term course of medication e.g. one or two weeks, which is required to be stored and administered at school, an Individual Health Care Plan is not required but a Consent to Administer Medication form should be completed by parents/carers and should accompany the medication when delivered to school.


Parents/carers will need to ensure that any required medication is provided to the school. This must be prescribed by a doctor and dispensed by a pharmacist. Packaging must include labelling from the dispensing pharmacy giving details of the student’s name, medication and dosage.


It is also vital, medication is kept up-to-date. Medicines will be checked termly and parents advised if medication has reached its expiry date. A reminder that all medication should be collected from school at the end of each academic year will be sent to parents/carers annually. Any remaining medication will be disposed of, as will all out of date medication, at a local pharmacy.


If you wish to discuss this matter further, please contact Rebecca Jones , Student Support Manager, on 01603 611431 or email

The School Nursing Team

  • Young People should be encouraged to use our text messaging service direct - CHAT Health 07480635060
  • Professionals, parents and young people can contact us at Just One Number 0300 300 0123 and speak to a Clinician for advice, sup