Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy: model, guidance and examples

Adapt our model policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions, or use our checklist and examples from schools, to make sure your current policy is meeting requirements. Find guidance on how to support pupils with complex medical needs.

Last reviewed on 24 May 2024
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Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
Free schools
Pupil referral units
  1. Download our model policy
  2. Use our policy checklist
  3. Examples from schools
  4. You must make 'reasonable adjustments' for pupils with disabilities
  5. Make sure pupils have individual healthcare plans (IHPs), if needed
  6. Train your staff to support pupils
  7. Work with local healthcare partners

The DfE’s statutory guidance on supporting pupils with medical conditions sets out what schools must do to make sure their pupils are properly supported.

We refer to these requirements in this article and in our model policy.

Download our model policy

All state-funded schools, including academies and free schools, are required to have a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions.

Our model policy is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context. 

Model policy supporting pupils with medical conditions DOC, 299.5 KB

Approved by Forbes Solicitors, all of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice. They are easy to adapt, will save you time and help you keep your school compliant.

Use our policy checklist

If you'd rather write your own policy or want help reviewing your existing one, download our checklist and use it to find out what you should cover. 

Examples from

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