Useful Information

If it is deemed that your son/daughter requires medical attention during the school day then a First Aid trained member of staff will tend to your son/daughters immediate medical needs.

If it is considered that your son/daughter requires an ambulance during the school day then a member of staff will call 999 and a First Aider will stay with your son/daughter till the ambulance arrives.  You will be contacted to be advised that an ambulance is on its way for your son/daughter and advised where to meet them.

Doctors are generally advised to avoid prescribing medication at dosage intervals that need to be taken during the school day, but, at times, this is unavoidable.

If your son/daughter has regular medication, please let us know – in the unlikely event that we need to call an ambulance, they will ask if your son/daughter takes any medication. We can also watch out for any side-effects, if we are aware that your son/daughter is on medication.

If your son/daughter needs to take medication during the school day, a care plan and a Parent/Carer Agreement form will need to be filled in, with dosages and timings. We prefer all medication to be held at Reception/First Aid, rather than with the student, for the security and safety of your son/daughter and others.

All medication should come to the academy in the original packaging as prescribed, so that the correct dosage and timing can be recorded. We will not allow a student to take prescription only medication unless we have the prescriber’s label, or a copy of, stating their name, and the correct dosage details.

If you wish your son/daughter to have painkillers in school, these should also be held at student reception, and not with the student – please advise us of the dose you wish your son/daughter to have by completing a Parent /Carer Medicine Agreement form – see below.

Any medication not used/collected at the end of the school year will be destroyed.

Parent/Carer Medicine Agreement Form.

Most students with medical issues are able to attend and take part in the same activities as their peers. If your son/daughter has a medical condition, the Academy needs to be made aware, so that we can ensure that their needs are met, with as little disruption to their education as possible. A care plan enables key staff to see any additional measures, or emergency procedures that may need to be undertaken in respect of your son/daughter’s medical condition. If your son/daughter has a medical condition, please contact their Student Welfare Manager to discuss.

Generic Care Plan

Whilst at the Academy, your son/daughter will be offered the remainder of their scheduled school-age immunisations. Click here for more information.

Consent forms will be issued prior to each immunisation, and we ask that the forms are returned whether you consent or not, in order that the immunisation team can record that the immunisations were offered.


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Telephone: 01302 384138

The School Nursing Team work in partnership with other health service and education providers, as well as other wider social care and voluntary services for children, young people and families.

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CAMHS offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. You can ask your GP or school to refer your child.

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Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544

​A free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25 years.

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Wishing the best of luck to any of our ex-students collecting A Level results tomorrow. We’d love to know where you are off to next!

Just WOW! Working with @ArmthorpeDN3 and their EA from @nextofficial has been a real pleasure. Students have designed a sofa to fit a brief, presented to experts at NEXT and visted the site to see the winning design be made. #CareersEducation at it's best! #EANbestbits @CareerEnt

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Magical day at the Harry Potter Experience 🕷

Fab last lesson with Y7s this week at @ArmthorpeDN3 . When revision meets creativity!