Last reviewed on 15 May 2023
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Pupil referral units

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

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. 

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 schools