Information for parents

Parents/carers will be notified of routine health checks and immunisations carried out in schools to obtain consent. The current programme includes the following:

  • Reception age: School entry health check with review of general health and hearing
  • Reception and Year 6: Growth measurement in line with the National Child Measurement Programme
  • Year 1, 2 and 3: Flu vaccination
  • Year 8 girls: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination
  • Year 10: School leavers booster of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio (TdIPV) and Meningococcal ACWY vaccination (MenACWY)

The school nursing team offers regular drop-in sessions in all schools with no appointment needed. You can ask your child's school for details of when the drop-in sessions are held or check our "what's happening this term" section below for details.

Young people and parents can self refer to the service at any time via the school, through the GP or by telephone.

The School Nursing service provides community based clinics for children experiencing problems with enuresis (night time wetting).

The team works closely with Community Paediatricians and jointly run hearing clinics with the doctors.

School Nursing