Medical Care And Information

Trained members of the support staff help care for sick students and administer first aid when required. During induction students are shown where the First Aid room is and what to do if they ever need help.

Should a student be taken ill or be involved in an accident at school, parents will be informed immediately and advised on the appropriate course of action. If a student is thought to be too ill to remain in school, we will ask you to collect them. For this reason it is important that we are kept up to date with emergency contact details. If your details have changed then please contact us.

Please bear in mind that our staff are First Aid trained but are not medically qualified and cannot diagnose/treat minor ailments, coughs/colds etc.

In addition to the above, we also have the services of a school nurse and a trained counsellor for a few hours a week. The school nurse can carry out health checks, provide counselling and advise on any health related issue. The counsellor is available to support students emotionally. Students are able to self-refer to the counsellor using the following link counsellor@chippingsodburyschool.com.


Further support for parents and students


Meningitis information - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/meningitis/ 

www.youngminds.org.uk – information on a wide range of mental health difficulties and telephone support for parents

Self help guides for young people with a range of emotional/mental health difficulties  www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk


Information about ADHD for parents   www.netdoctor.co.uk/adhd


Information and fact sheets re self-harm www.lifesigns.org.uk


Indigo Project supports young people aged 13-19 who self-harm. 07790645078  www.indigoprfoject.co.uk   info@indigoproject.co.uk


Sexual health and advice www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout 


Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service - 01454 868763. Email: ypservice@southglos.gov.uk            

Confidential helpline: 0800 77 66 00 – Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.