Pupils with medical needs have the same rights of admission to school as other pupils. They should be supported so that they have full access to school life, including school trips and sports activities.

Schools should have procedures for managing medicines that have to be taken during the school day, either on school premises or on trips. They should also have a written healthcare plan in place for each pupil with a medical condition.

Parents and staff should be informed of any occurrence of a communicable disease in the school.

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