Moorside Infant and Junior School
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"The behaviour of pupils is good. They have respect and care for each other, and display excellent manners."

- 'Good' OFSTED REPORT 2017 - Moorside Junior School

Medical Matters

The school works closely with the Healthy Child Team. Every pupil is screened for vision, hearing and general growth in their Reception year. Parents may contact the health team through Mrs Price at school at any time to discuss concerns they may have about their child’s health and development.

Administering Medication in School

Medication should only be taken at school when it is essential and where not to do so would be detrimental to a child’s health.

Whenever possible medication should be taken at home. Parents and carers should seek advice from their medical practitioner on this matter.

In order for children to have medication administrated at school the following must be in place:

  • Parents/Carers must complete a written agreement and consent form.
  • Only medication prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber of pharmacist prescriber can be administered.
  • Non-prescribed medication will only be administered if it is part of a child’s health care plan.
  • Aspirin and ibuprofen should never be administered to a child under 16 unless they are prescribed.
  • Staff administering the medication will be trained to ensure all documentation is accurately completed and medication is stored correctly.
  • The school will keep records of training.
  • Children will only be able to self administer medication when is part of their health care plan and has been agreed by health care professionals and parents.



Reviews from the Children

Year 6

“The best thing about this school is that our learning is fun and we have lots of trips to new places so we have many new experiences.”

Emily Year 5

“We get to go on great school trips.”

Year 2

“I can make hot chocolate in the woods.”

Year 6

“We learn to build shelters and climb trees.”

Angus Year 1

“I like playing football.”

Owen Year 1

“We get to play outside.”

Year 6

“I think the best thing about Moorside is we have a variety of specialised teachers for specific subjects.”

Freya Year 3

“We’ve got amazing teachers and the best art teacher, PE teachers and every teacher.”

Ben Year 4

“In the morning I'm really excited to see the teachers.”

Jack Year 6

“Your not treated as pupils – your treated as a family.”

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Head Teacher: Mrs C Rowett (Acting)

School Contact: Please contact the School Office

General Email: [email protected]