The School Surgery is based on the first floor of the main school building. It is open from 8am until 9pm Monday to Friday, and 8am until 4pm on Saturdays. Outside of these times, first aid and medical issues are dealt with by the Boarding House Staff and onsite First Aiders. If a pupil is unwell during the night, the onsite duty staff or the Boarding House Parents can be called upon at any time.
We are a ‘drop in’ service, so no appointment is necessary; however, we do encourage that non-urgent medical issues are dealt with at break times to avoid disruption of classes.
The School Surgery is run by our Registered Nurse with the support of the Boarding House Matron. Our School Doctor visits every Monday and will see our full boarders if required as well as give support and advice regarding any other medical issues. We have a three bed sick bay with bathroom facilities; this is primarily used for full boarders who are unable to go home when unwell but can also be used by day pupils when required.
We treat each child as an individual and devise Care Plans as necessary to ensure that any child with a medical issue is cared for appropriately. We also ensure that all staff involved with a particular child are fully aware of any ongoing medical or pastoral issues whilst maintaining strict confidentiality. We hope that this creates an environment where children feel fully supported in all areas of their school life.
The School Nurses can be seen pitch side for matches or major sporting events and are also often involved with school trips and weekends away. They are also involved in some PSHE sessions to provide children with health education. The surgery door is always open, and a friendly, listening ear is available to support our children and their families.