Asthma & Anaphylaxis Safe School Programme

Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School Programme

The number of pupils with asthma and allergies is increasing every year, and these conditions are closely related. Moreover, both conditions are potentially life-threatening and unpredictable.

In accordance with the guidelines outlined in ‘Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions at School’ (DfE 2015), it is essential that all schools implement a robust management plan to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for pupils with asthma and allergies. Our Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School Programme assists schools in meeting these statutory requirements.

The program is designed and delivered by a team of specialist nurses with current clinical practice in school nursing and a wealth of experience working in partnership with schools.

Asthma & Allergy-Friendly School Programme
The 5 P's

The Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School Programme integrates current evidence-based practices and statutory requirements across five key areas:

  • Professionals (including all school staff)
  • Prevention (incorporating allergy avoidance protocols and strategies)
  • Peers (educating pupils across all year groups)
  • Pupil (establishing pathways for pupils with asthma and allergies)
  • Policy (developing a school management plan)
Additional Content

Managing medicines training is considered best practice for all staff responsible for handling and administering medication in school.

An accredited Managing Medicines eLearn course is included when schools sign up for all five key areas of the Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School Programme. This interactive eLearn provides an overview of the legal responsibilities and requirements for the administration of medication in schools, offering staff a full appreciation of their roles and responsibilities.

Staff will gain an understanding of different medicine types, categories, and routes. The eLearn covers the safe handling, storage, and administration of medication in the school environment, emphasising the importance of correct record-keeping.

Drop-in sessions are hosted by specialist nurses to answer questions, debrief incidents, discuss near misses, & share best practices.

Asthma & Allergy-Friendly School Programme
Take the Scorecard

Discover how your school is currently performing in managing pupils with asthma and allergies and meeting statutory requirements.

The Gold Standard Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School AWARD

Schools that successfully implement statutory guidance and best practices in the approved ‘5 Key Areas’ receive The Gold Standard Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School Certificate & Crest.

The certificate can be framed and displayed in the school reception area, and the logo presented on websites and school stationery, to showcase your school’s high performance and commitment to managing pupils with asthma and allergies safely.

Contact Us

For more information on the Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School Programme please contact us on 0208 8720 6635 or email us at

Alternatively, complete our programme enquiry form and we will get straight back to you.

Programme Enquiry

We assist schools across the UK in establishing the Gold Standard for Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe Schools.

If you would like further details or wish to discuss how we can support your school, please complete the form below, and we will get back to you promptly.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 0208 8720 6635 or email us at


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