Medical Needs

Managing Medical Needs in School

At Chalton Lower School, we support pupils with all types of medical conditions. We have staff that are specially trained in First Aid and in supporting pupils with on-going medical conditions. We are also well supported by our School Nursing Service and referrals can be made through the school for advice, although you should contact your child’s GP in the first instance if you are concerned about medical concerns. You should inform the school office on 01525 872354 as soon as possible about any medical conditions or needs that your child has that may require support.

Intimate Care

We can support pupils with intimate care, particularly where it relates to a medical condition or other diagnosis. Please read our intimate care policy below.


If your child requires an asthma inhaler, auto-injector (Epipen, Jext, Emerade) or other medicine on a regular basis, you should contact the school office in the first instance. You will be required to provide a care plan signed by a medical professional.

Dietary Requirements

If your child requires a specific diet owing to a medical need and you would like them to have a school dinner, we can ask the caterers to provide specially prepared meals. Please contact the school office for further information.


If you have any concerns about your child’s health or they have an identified need and you would like further advice about how we can support your child’s health needs in school, please contact the school on 01525 872354 and ask to speak to Mrs Chapman or Miss Bill. Alternatively, you can speak to your child’s class teacher or email

Medical Needs Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Guidance on Infection Control in Schools