“The matron and house staff have very good relationships with pupils and understand their needs.” ISI Inspection Report 2003
At Farleigh there are two qualified nurses who provide medical cover between them. They are both very experienced in providing support for children and families with common ongoing medical conditions, for example diabetes and asthma.
A doctor from a local Health Centre visits twice a week to see boarders as required. All pupils in the Prep School (from Year 3) have a medical during their first term.
The role of independent schools in relation to child protection is the same as that of any other school. Head Matron is the school’s Child Protection Officer.
When boarders are ill, they are looked after in Sick Bay, and parents are kept informed. If your child is ill for more than a day or two, he or she can be taken home if that is preferred.