Medical Conditions

Medical conditions have additional complexities in children with learning disabilities, sometimes exacerbated through low awareness, high pain thresholds and language barriers. Attendance at The Collett School is very high despite the need for children to attend specialist provision in London and further afield, to monitor and analyse various conditions and needs. Children may be on or off medication through trials or stabilizing their medications across a range of factors as well as supporting individuals with intolerances, allergies and side-effects.

Pupils' attendance and sickness:


Collett's policy regarding medical conditions:


DFE's Keeping children safe in education:


Collett supports the mental health and behaviour procedures in the DFE publication:


Work can be stressful for children and adults alike:


Form for known in advance absences (including medical needs):


Form we ask parents to complete annually to update us on the needs of our pupils:

The many medical conditions of Collett pupils

Not all medical needs are listed here, for a variety of reasons. However, this list helps us ensure our provision is carefully monitored and children's health needs are managed as well as their education and care needs. Other cognitive disabilities are not listed here as they are not supported by prescribed medication/OT exercise/surgery. All of these medical needs further impact on a child's learning disability and, vice-versa.

  • Allergic reactions to medication
  • Allergic reactions to nuts, bites, pollen, plasters etc.
  • Aplasia Cutis
  • Asthma
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bladder control
  • Bulbar Palsy
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosome Deletion
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Coloboma
  • Constipation
  • Cradle Cap
  • Depression
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Eczema
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting
  • Flatfoot
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Glue Ear
  • Gromits
  • Growth Hormone Dificiency
  • Hayfever
  • Headaches
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
  • High Anxiety
  • Impulsive Aggression
  • Meningitis
  • Mircrocephally
  • Migraine
  • Narrowing Aorta
  • Nerurofibromatosis
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Oral Dyspraxia
  • Physical Dysgraphia
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Hyper sensitivity to synthetic materials
  • Sensory Based Motor Disorder
  • Sensory Modulation Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Skeletal Dysplasia
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Thyroid
  • Tourettes
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Travel Sickness
  • Urethritis
  • Visual Impairment
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Winter Baraitser Syndrome