Children with medical needs have the same rights of admission to a school or setting as other children.

Most children will at some time have short-term medical needs, perhaps entailing finishing a course of medicine such as antibiotics.

Some children however have longer term medical needs and may require medicines on a long-term basis to keep them well.  Children with severe asthma may have a need for daily inhalers and additional doses during an attack.


Most children with medical needs are able to attend school regularly and can take part in normal activities, sometimes with some support. However, staff at Netherthorpe may need to take extra care in supervising some activities to make sure that these children, and others, are not put at risk.

An individual health care plan can help staff identify the necessary safety measures to support children with medical needs and ensure that they and others are not put at risk.

To understand more about how and when we administer medicines at Netherthorpe Primary, please read the policy document below.

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Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834