Please complete the following details about your child at Twyford:

Annual Medical Questionnaire



A Community which Cares

Student welfare is managed through our Pastoral System. Each student has a Form Tutor who acts as the first point of contact in issues relating to student wellbeing. Tutors are supported by the Heads of Year and Heads of Key Stage who take full responsibility for students in their care. A wide range of agencies will be used to provide support and guidance in a variety of student welfare issues. The Learning and Inclusion Department offers mentoring, counselling, literacy & numeracy support as well as a range of personalised programmes.

Responsible behaviour within the school community also shapes our relationship with the wider community.


The Twyford ethic is to be enterprising. We give students the opportunity, within class and through extra-curricular programmes to be innovative and imaginative. The story which we utilise to exemplify our attitude to enterprise is the Parable of the Stewards. A spirit of enterprise will become very important to our students as they move into upper school and think about their own future pathways. Programmes of speakers from industry and Higher Education encourage students to think about the direction they would like to take and the initiatives they may want to develop to ensure they are well positioned for future success. All students will undertake work experience in Year 10 and will be expected to consider work placements after GCSE.

Engagement & Celebration

The Twyford Trust ethic is one of high engagement. Our Trust motto is ‘I have come that you should have life and life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). Our school day is a very full one and also includes after-school clubs as part of the extended elective programme. Successful students learn to make very productive use of their time and seize every opportunity to develop themselves fully. From Year 7, students learn that to be fully engaged is how to get more out of life. Heads of Year take the lead in ensuring that all students engage with the wider life of the school as well as making very good progress academically. Each half-term ends with a celebration assembly – but achievements are also given a high profile through weekly Head of Year Assemblies. Termly Celebration of Learning events are also organised for parents to engage with student successes.

There is a Welfare Officer and several First Aiders who are on-call for students who have sustained an injury or require assistance managing their medical conditions, supported by the advice of the Borough School Nursing Team.

Welfare Room:

  • First Aid provision for cuts, grazes, burns and injuries
  • Support and care to students with on-going medical conditions
  • First Aiders are unable to provide or administer pain medication (including paracetamol or nurofen)

Parents/Carers expectations:

  • Must declare all medical conditions and needs on the Emergency Contact & Welfare Profile upon receipt of an offer to the School
  • Must liaise with the School to develop and agree an Individual Healthcare Plan prior to admission
  • Must update the School concerning any changes regarding their child's medical conditions/medication
  • Must provide the School with any necessary in-date medication, in it's original packaging with chemist labelling with dosage instructions and expiry date information, prior to the child's start date
  • Must contact the Welfare Office if their child with food allergies requires an appropriate space to eat during break and lunch time

If pupils feel unwell at school:

  • During a lesson, pupils should speak to their teacher and ask to go to the Welfare Office - the teacher should provide them with an EXEAT card and the student should report to Reception before going to the Welfare Office
  • During break or lunch, pupils should report to Reception before going to the Welfare Office
  • Whilst on a trip, pupils should speak to a teacher, the trip leader, or their group leader - the appointed person may administer emergency first aid if necessary
  • Students who report to the Welfare Room will not automatically be sent home - students will be assessed by the First Aid Administrator on-call in accordance with the 'NHS Make the right decision' guide and will be sent back to class if they are well enough

If pupils feel unwell before school:

  • Students should be kept at home if they are not well enough to attend school - pupils should not be sent to School if they have vomited

  • Students should be kept off school for 48 hours if they are vomiting or suffering diarrhoea
  • Parents must notify the school on each morning of their child's absence (please refer to the Attendance & Punctuality section below

If you need to declare a medical condition to the School or update details of your child's condition and/or medication, please email [email protected]

Medical Questionnaire

Updated: 12/08/2021 747 KB

Medication Permission Form

Updated: 12/08/2021 632 KB

ARC (Additionally Resourced Centre)

The Additionally Resourced Centre (ARC) at Twyford operates for pupils with an Education, Health & Care (EHC) plan in place. This needs to be for either ASD or SpLD and another need.

As inclusion in the mainstream school is part of the package, pupils must be able to be included in the mainstream for 50% of their day. They should be able to access a secondary curriculum and only have mild learning difficulties. As many students have mental health or anxiety needs, children with severely challenging behaviour cannot be accommodated.

Full details can be found in the following documents:

SEN Information Report

Updated: 22/04/2022 924 KB

SEN Policy

Updated: 30/07/2021 874 KB

Help is available for parents and carers who receive certain benefits. You can get free school meals by registering with your local council. If you have been registered at any point in the last 6 years then you will be eligible for help with the cost of music tuition, trips and other extra curricular activities. Registering also helps the school get more funding. Some councils also provide help with travel costs, music instrument purchase and the cost of school uniforms.

You can find out how to register with local councils in our area here: