Norbury Manor Primary School

Medical Needs Awareness

To read advice about child illness during school time please click HERE

Croydon Health Services

The Croydon school health team consist of Specialist Community Publish Health Nurses (SCPHN), Staff Nurses and School Nurse Assistants.  The team offers services throughout the year, including school holidays.

What Do They Do?

The team can offer advice to children, young people, their families and school staff on a wide range of physical, emotional, and sexual health topics.  They can signpost you to other services that may help.

They can also support with the following:

  • Health Assessments
  • Vision Screening
  • Health Care Plans
  • Immunisation

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

Health For Kids

Health for Kids is a fun and exciting website to help children to think about how they can stay healthy and look after their health.  The website also features three games to make learning about health event more fun.

If you would like to find out more, please click here.


Asthma UK

 If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, or if your child has suspected asthma or wheeze, the Asthma UK website has gathered information from experts and parents to support and reassure you.

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

The video below demonstrates  how to use an Inhaler with a spacer device.

There are a number of helpful film clips demonstrating different devices.  If you would like to find our more, please click here.


What is Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis (pronounced ana-fi-ax-is) is a severe and often sudden allergic reaction.  It can occur when someone with allergies is exposed to something they are allergic to (known as an allergen).  Reactions usually begin within minutes and rapidly progress but can occur up to 2-3 hours later.

Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening and always requires an immediate emergency response. 

14 Major Allergens

 Food labelling laws that food companies must always declare the presence of 14 major allergens when they appear in pre-packed food and these must be highlighted in the ingredients list (for example, in bold type).  Food businesses selling catered food (for example in restaurants, takeaways and hotels) are required by law to provide information on the 14 major allergens.

The 14 major allergens are:

  • Celery
  • Cereals containing gluten
  • Crustaceans 

(crabs, lobster, prawns and scampi)

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Lupin
  • Milk
  • Molluscs
  • Mustard
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soya
  • Sulphur dioxide/sulphites

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

 The film below Think ABC explains how you can spot an anaphylaxis reaction and how to safely treat it. 

If you would like to find out more, please click here

If you would like to complete a free/paid training course, please click here.

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust video on how to use your Jext (EpiPen)


What is epilepsy?

 Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain.  When someone has epilepsy, it means they have a tendency to have epileptic seizures.

Anyone can have a one-off seizure, but this doesn't always mean they have epilepsy.  Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed if a doctor thinks there's a high chance that he person could have more seizures. 

Epilepsy can start ay any age and there are many different types.  Some types of epilepsy last for a limited time and the person eventually stops having seizures.  But for many people epilepsy is a life-long condition.

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

If you would like your child to find out more about epilepsy, please click here.


What is diabetes?

 Diabetes is a condition where  your blood glucose level is too high.  There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2.  


To find out more, please click here.

Flu  Vaccination

Dear parents / carers,

 I am writing to you as Croydon’s Director of Public Health to ask for your help.

 Immunising our children against seasonal flu is vital every year but this winter with COVID19 we need even greater support for the seasonal flu vaccination programme. Evidence shows that children easily spread the virus amongst each other and can infect more vulnerable people in their families and communities.

 The government has launched the largest flu vaccination programme in history and this year, we would like every child  aged 2 to 12 years to be vaccinated.   For children at school in classes reception to year 7, the schools immunisation team will be visiting schools to administer vaccines. They have already started seeking consent from parents.

 If your child is aged 2, 3 or 4 and not yet in reception, please take your child to the GP to be vaccinated.

 The flu vaccination will not only:

  • Protect your child The vaccine will help protect your child against flu and serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia

It will also:

  • Protect you, your family and your friends  Vaccinating your child will help protect more vulnerable family and friends
  • Avoid costs  If your child gets flu, you may have to take time off work or arrange alternative child care


  • No injection is needed for the vast majority of children  The nasal spray is painless and easy to have
  • It is better than having flu   The nasal spray helps protect against flu, has been given to millions of children worldwide and has an excellent safety record

 Our local Croydon school immunisation team and local GPs are operating fully and are there for you to ensure that your children receive all the necessary childhood vaccinations. Please make sure that all children in your care are fully vaccinated and safe from infection.

 With my best wishes,

 Rachel Flowers

Director of Public Health

Click below  for leaflets on the flu vaccination in English and  in other languages

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Protecting Child Against Flu leaflet

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Medical Support

To view this information please click HERE 


Medical Needs Policy.pdf

Infection Control Policy.pdf

Allergens and Anaphylaxis Policy.pdf

First Aid Policy.pdf

Head Lice Policy.pdf

Sharps Policy.pdf

Useful Contacts


YoungMinds is the UK?s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice. To find out more please click here.


Head Lice 

The Lyclear team have covered everything from how to check for lice, to tips on how to prevent an infestation. Based on a recent survey, we?ve even included a section on the most common home remedies being used to eradicate lice, with a scientific explanation to each.

To find out more, please click here.



Pharmacy First

The scheme is available to everyone living or working in the borough of Croydon, including parents and carers.  

If you have a minor aliment it the quickest way  to get treatment  and advice from a health professional.  If you are suffering for one fo the aliments listed below, you may not need to go to your GP for treatment. So, instead of waiting  for a GP's appointment, visit your local community Pharmacy first.

No appointment is necessary and the pharmacist will always offer advice and if appropriate they will supply medicine.   The medicine is free for patients who are eligible for free prescription (you will need to show proof of exemption).  Patients who have to pay for prescriptions will pay the current prescription charge.  If the medicine costs less than the prescription charge, then the  patient would be informed  of this so they can purchase it instead. 

For further information, please click here.


Allergy UK

Allergy UK is the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK.  We provide a dedicated helpline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.

For further information,  please click HERE.



Funology is a parent toolbox that offers ideas to educate and entertain your child.

For further information please click HERE.




FoodMaestro was founded with a mission to help consumers answer one simple question, "Can I eat this?". Their award winning platform combines label information with clinical health and wellness data to give it meaning that can be read and understood by all, quickly and easily by scanning a barcode or searching for products.

In partnership with the Kings College and Guy?s & St Thomas? NHS Trust, they have delivered powerful mobile apps combined with clincally verified data that allows users to find products they can eat when living with allergies, intolerances and lifestyles.

For further information, please click HERE