The medical room is situated in a central location in the school and is open from 8.30 am until 5.30 pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8.30 am until 5.00 pm (Friday).
It is staffed by Registered General Nurses who also hold First Aid at Work certificates and are trained in the use of Automated External Defibrillators. The nursing staff regularly attend relevant study days on all aspects of pupils' health and welfare.
The Medical Room has an ‘Open Door' approach although pupils are encouraged to visit outside lesson times when possible. It provides first aid and, when required, a quiet room for rest. Simple over-the-counter medication can be administered if parents have given their consent. A medical form is completed by parents before their child enters the school. Pupils can be cared for if they become unwell during the school day; parents are contacted and asked to collect them if they are unable to return to class. In an emergency, pupils requiring hospital treatment will be accompanied by a member of Alleyn's staff to King's College Hospital until parents arrive.
Support is given to pupils with ongoing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and anaphylaxis and they are helped to participate in all aspects of school life. The School nurses offer a friendly approach to pupils in times of need and can refer directly to the school counsellors when appropriate.
How to contact the Medical Room:
- Telephone: 020 8557 1498
The School nurses offer a friendly approach to pupils in times of need.