Confidential Boarding Health Questionnaire
This medical questionnaire must be completed in full prior to start date. In order to safeguard all our students please note:
Students are not allowed to carry any medication, homely, herbal or prescribed medication in school or the house.
The Health Centre is easily accessible to all students, during term time and carries a wide range of homely remedies for symptomatic relief of most minor ailments. Therefore, there is no need for students to bring anything into school. If found they will be confiscated and destroyed.
Students are permitted to self-administer medications; however, in all cases students must undergo a risk assessment by the Health Centre staff.
Pupil's name *
Sex * Date of birth * In the event of my child being ill or injured, I give permission for first aid to be given by a qualified first aider. In the unlikely event of the school being unable to contact me in an emergency, I give permission for my child to be taken to hospital and receive urgent medical, surgical or dental treatment, including x-rays and anaesthetic, as considered by the Doctors. I also give permission for my child to be seen and examined by the School Medical Officer and nurses, to be treated with prescription medications and weighed or measured if necessary. * For the safety of all Boarders
All medication (prescribed or over the counter) must be handed in to the Health Centre or House Parents on arrival at the boarding house. It is also important that we are aware of this in advance of a student returning to Boarding. Overseas medication - If medication is being brought from overseas, could you please provide a Doctors letter translated into English. This should identify the medication, the medical condition, the name of student and the dosage. The suitability of the medication related to your son or daughter’s medical condition will then be assessed by the School GP or Nurse to ensure that it falls within UK medication guidelines. It is particularly important that we are aware of these medications before the student arrives in school as we will not be able to administer them until it has been agreed by the School GP or Nurse. Should you wish to discuss this further please contact Mrs Sandiford (School Nurse) on 01749 814148 or via email email@example.com. Vitamins - If you wish your daughter or son to have daily vitamins, could these please be in the original packaging and in English. To support overseas families, you can request that the Health Centre purchase these on your behalf and charge to your account.
For the safety of Day and Boarding students
We stock a range of homely remedies to support students when they feel unwell and so parents do not need to supply these. All medication will be given age appropriate. Please can you check the list below and consent that you are happy that these can be administered to your daughter or son by the Health Centre or House Parents when appropriate. If this section is not completed we will be unable to administer these to your son or daughter without seeking your permission.
Please check the list of medicines below. If you would NOT like your daughter or son to be given a particular homely remedy please tick the relevant remedy. I confirm that I am happy for my daughter or son to be given these medications or homely remedies if required as part of treatment of a medical need. * Immunisation history
Please fill in the dates as accurately as you can or request and attach a print out from your GP:
If we do not have the dates, we cannot continue their childhood immunisations when they are due.
D.T.P & HIB - 1 D.T.P & HIB - 2 D.T.P & HIB - 3 D.T.P & HIB - 4 D.T.P & HIB - 5 M.M.R - 1 M.M.R - 2 H.P.V - 1 H.P.V - 2 Men ACWY Immunisation and booster information
Somerset Saint provide all school vaccinations or boosters for pupils during their time at Sexeys School.
A consent form will be sent by email from Somerset SAINT and should be returned to them direct. Any questions should be sent to them direct.
Sexey’s School provides the use of their hall for the vaccinations, but it is an external nurse team that comes into school to administer the vaccinations or boosters.
Travel vaccines for Boarders can be arranged either through the G.P. surgery or a private clinic depending on which type of vaccination is required.
All boarding students will be registered with Bruton Surgery, Patwell Lane, Bruton, so medical help is readily available while your child is with us.
Should your child need to see your own local GP during the holidays or exeat weekends, then could you please state when you see the doctor that they are registered at Bruton surgery, and should only be seen as a “Temporary Resident”.
In doing so, this will provide continuity of care, especially if your child is on regular medication or needs to be seen in an emergency.
I confirm that I have read and understood the information above * Previous medical history Has your child had any serious illness or injuries that led to an admission to hospital? Does your child have any long-term or chronic medical or physical problems? E.g. asthma, diabetes? Does your child have a history of a psychological condition for example an eating disorder, self-harm, depression, anxiety or any other? 4. Does your child have a learning difference, ADHD or Autism? Does your child require any regular / daily medication? Is your child covered by Private Health Insurance? Is your child travelsick, suffers with hay fever, migraines, eczema, bed-wetting, period pain? Does your child have any allergies, if yes please give details? Does your child have any dietary requirements? Does your child require hearing aids, glasses, dental braces or orthopaedic aids? Does your child require any other professional help e.g. Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Physiotherapy, Dietician, Orthodontist? Is there anything else we need to know about your child that will help us to promote their health and well-being whilst in school? Health Centre Information
All consultations are treated in a confidential manner by the doctor, health centre staff and counsellor. When a student is seen by a doctor or the Public Health School Nurse confidentiality is managed according to NHS guidelines. The Counsellor will follow their ethical code but all Staff employed by Sexey’s School have a duty of care to adhere to the School’s Safeguarding Policy, which is available on the School Website.
The Health Centre is staffed by:
Mrs Mora Sandiford RGN – Health Centre Manager
Mrs Kathy Arnold – Health and Wellbeing Assistant
Mrs Heather Sanger – Health and Wellbeing Assistant
Counsellor – Mrs Carol Lesley.
Routine dental and eye examinations should be made in holiday time if possible.
The Health Centre provides:
Advice on general health and wellbeing, Administration of Medications and arrangements for repeat prescriptions for Boarding students, Responds to sporting injuries and minor injuries
Provides symptom relief for minor ailments, When appropriate compiles Care Plans for students with long term conditions, Regular health clinics, First aid cover and
Hospital referrals are made by GP surgery.
Contraceptive advice is available from the Public Health School Nurse.
Routine Immunisations are arranged through Somerset SAINT (School Aged Immunisation Nursing Team) and consent from parents will be obtained.
There are facilities in the Health Centre for boarders who are unwell and unable to attend school. For students who are anxious or upset we provide a quiet room. When day students are unwell health centre staff will assess them and if needed will contact parents or guardians for collection from school. We are unable to send students home unaccompanied and advise that they are not left alone whilst unwell.
You can contact the Health Centre on 01749 814146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I confirm that I have read and understood the information above * NHS Registration
Please provide the following information, so we can register your son or daughter with the NHS services.
* Current GP in UK GP Address
Place of Birth * If you are coming from abroad and have ever been registered with a UK doctor, please give dates, and the names and addresses of the doctor and your home address at that time: Student support
In order for us to fully support your child when they join Sexey’s School in September, we would be very grateful if you could please complete these questions.
Has your child had any SEN support in the past? * Does your child currently receive any SEN support? * If yes, please can you provide further information Does your child have an EHCP? * Does your child have a confirmed diagnosis? * If yes, please give details Has your child ever received support from any external agencies (e.g. Educational Psychology Service/Learning Support Service/Advisory Service ASD/Hearing Support Service/Visual Support Service/SENIDAS) Please give details: If you are a Forces family, have you left the forces in the last six years? If you have answered yes, please add date of leaving forces Is your child currently entitled to Free School Meals? * Is your child adopted (out of Local Authority) or a child ‘Looked After’ by a Local Authority? * Has your child ever had Free School Meals during KS2? * Have you or your child been supported by Children Social Care * If yes, please provide the name of your Social Worker If yes, please provide the name of your Local Authority Do you or your child have any support from the following agencies/services?
(please tick all that apply)
If you ticked other support agencies above, please provide details Does your child require additional school visits? *
(Additional visit sessions can be arranged for the Summer term for students that have additional needs, who may have limited friendship links or worries/concerns about school transition).
I confirm that all the information given is correct and accurate as of today's date. * Name *
Dr Miss Mr Mrs Ms Prof. Rev.
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