Health & Wellbeing Centre
The Medical Centre at The Glasgow Academy is open from 8.30am - 4.00pm on Mondays and from 7.30am - 6.00pm, Tuesday to Friday, term-time. It is situated by the Dining Hall, in the back playground and is run by our School Nurses.
School Nurses are available to give advice to all pupils, parents and staff who have a concern or require any health information.
The Medical Centre is where unwell and injured pupils are brought for treatment. If you are contacted by a Nurse or school to collect your child to go home, please do not go directly to the Medical Room. For security reasons, we ask that you go to the relevant school reception and your child will be brought to you there.
If your child requires medicine during school hours, then please do not give medicine to your child's Class Teacher or Classroom Assistant. A medicine consent form must be completed, available to download here. The completed form and the medicine must be given to either the School Nurse or Reception directly. Please do not give Prep School pupils medicines (e.g. Calpol sachets, cough linctus etc) to hold in their school bags and take themselves.
Guidance on School Attendance
To ensure the wellbeing of other pupils and staff, if your child is not well please do not send him/her to school. We also ask that after all vomiting or vomiting and diarrhoea incidents, parents please leave 48 hours from the last episode before returning children to school.
The Academy follows public health guidelines on infection control for children in schools and pre-5 establishments. An overview of the main illnesses affecting our pupils and relevant guidelines can be found here.