The Health Centre is in Main House. It is staffed by a qualified nurse each school day during term time, with an on-call service out of hours and at weekends. Students can visit the Health Centre during surgery times and should ask their teacher’s permission if this is during lesson time.
Monday – Friday
8.05am – 8.30am
10.30am – 10.50am
12.45pm – 1.45pm
4.10pm – 5pm
It is essential that parents complete a medical questionnaire form for each child before entry. This includes a consent form for any treatment that may be necessary and any medicines needed while your child is at school. Please inform the Health Centre about medication for children with chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy. Please also give the Health Centre a spare supply of this medication in case of emergency.
If you have not already completed the medical questionnaire form for your child, please could you do so as soon as possible and no later than the first day of term. This can be found online here.
If your child is ill and/or on medication, please inform the Health Centre. If you need to ask that your child is excused from games, please send a note in with them and tell them to give it to PE staff.
All medicines (over-the-counter and prescribed) brought to school by day or boarding students should be handed over to the School Nurse for safe keeping. Authorised medicines such as asthma or hay fever inhalers and epipens may be kept by students for their own use in line with our School Treatments and Medicines Policy. If your child is prescribed an epipen, please ensure that you let the Health Centre have a spare one.
Below is a list of all over-the-counter/emergency medications administered in the Health Centre:
Chlorphemanine tablets/suspension (such as Piriton)
Cetirizine tablets/suspension (such as Piriteze)
Antihistamine cream (such as anthisan)
Difflam mouth wash
Throat lozengers (such as Strepsils, Tyrozets)
Cold and Flu sachets/capsules (Paracetamol and a decongestant)
All routine vaccinations are carried out by the NHS Immunisation Nurses from the Department of Health. Currently, these are:
- Flu nasal spray vaccinations for Year 1 and Year 2 students
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus) to help protect against cervical cancer is offered to all girls in Year 8/9
- Final School Booster (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) is offered to all students in Year 10
- Menacwy is offered to all students in Year 10
In line with Department of Health recommendations, we will undertake routine health screening of children. This will be done on entry from Year 3 and will include height, weight, basic vision screening and a baseline urine sample by the School Nurse.
Whenever possible, please arrange dental, medical and optician appointments outside school hours or during school holidays.
Our School Counsellor provides a confidential service if students feel they would like to have time to talk. Students can make an appointment through the School Nurse or by contacting the Counsellor directly.
Dr Paul Adams and Dr Liz Colyer are local GPs from Holly Tree Surgery and are the Medical Officers for the school. All boarders are registered with Holly Tree Surgery unless you inform the Health Centre that you want to opt out. In order to register your child, we will need their completed medical form and their family doctor services registration form, copies of both of which can be downloaded here. If you have not already completed these forms, please do so as soon as possible and definitely before the start of term.
The doctors hold a surgery at the Health Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11.45am. Any boarder registered with the practice can make an appointment through the School Nurse and, if required, can request to see a male or female doctor.
If your child needs to see a doctor at home during the holidays or at weekends, they should be seen as a temporary resident with a local GP. Please do not re-register your child as this will mean they are no longer registered at the school GP practice.
Boarders requiring travel vaccines will be taken to the travel clinic at Holly Tree Surgery and any fee will be added to your school bill. Parents should inform us of any unscheduled vaccinations given by other centres to enable us to keep documentation up to date.
All boarders registered with the Holly Tree Surgery will have an initial consultation with the GP when they start at Frensham Heights.