The health and well-being of all our boys is at the heart of Ludgrove’s pastoral provision and is led by Mrs Alison Wright, our resident Registered General Nurse. Together with the team of matrons, she oversees the day to day welfare and health of the boys from her fully equipped surgery in liaison with the school doctor, who visits each Tuesday afternoon. On arrival, each new boy is given a medical health assessment by the nurse and doctor; this will include height and weight measurements and an eye test.
If necessary, boys are taken to the doctor’s surgery, The Royal Berkshire hospital in Reading or Bracknell Urgent Care Centre for X-rays and other treatment. Parents are asked to complete a Medical Record card and sign a consent form before their son starts with us, allowing the nurse to administer appropriate medical care, this will also include the use of inhalers.
In order to promote the best mental health of our boys, we also have a qualified School Counsellor to whom boys can be referred. She visits once a week and supports our medical, pastoral and Learning support team, three of whom have had Mental Health First Aid training.