Hawkedon Primary School

Creating Confident, Lifelong Learners

Hawkedon Primary School, Hawkedon Way, Lower Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 3AP

0118 9667444


Medicines in School

If your child has a recurring or infectious illness please would you let us know. In agreement with the regulations laid down by the Health and Safety at Work Act, the school can only administer 'prescribed medicines' where written consent has been given by a parent. A medicine form can be obtained from the School Office where the medicines should be left each morning. We have been advised that where three doses daily have been prescribed for medicines, there is no reason why the doses cannot be administered before and after school and at bedtime. Where four daily doses are required, we are prepared to administer a dose at lunchtime on behalf of parents.


Should it be necessary for your child to receive medication during school hours, then the medicine should be clearly labelled with your child's name and full details of dosage.  The school accepts no liability for such items. Although we have a working practice that Staff can administer medicine, staff have the right to refuse to administer the medicine. 


The Medical Form can be accessed by following this link

The Medical Policy can be found by following this link

The Asthma Policy can be found by following this link


We do not have the facilities for looking after sick children. In the event of illness, we will try to contact parents immediately by phone or text. You should ensure that we have up-to-date information on how to contact you and an emergency contact number.

Guidance on infection control in school and other childcare settings by the Public Health of England can be found following this link


Please see document from Public Health England with regard to compliance with GDPR here






updated 1.1.2018