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Medical Centre

The Dr Richard Penny Medical Centre

The Medical Centre is a purpose built facility opened in 1997 and named after Dr Richard Penny an Old Alleynian and a former Medical Officer to the College. The Medical Centre is open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday term time and Saturdays for sports fixtures. It is staffed by a highly skilled and dedicated health care team consisting of four registered nurses, a medical centre assistant and administration support.

Medical Services

The Medical Centre is always on hand and available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your son’s health and wellbeing. We are very much part of the whole school community and take an active role in the pastoral care of all the boys.

Primarily, the team provides the triage and treatment of a wide range of minor illness or injuries. Chronic disease such as anaphylaxis, asthma and diabetes is managed under the direction of Dr Rosemary Leonard, School Medical Officer and the team of GP’s at the Old Dairy Health Centre.

Nursing Services

  • Treatment for minor illness and injury both medical or sports related
  • Immediate response to accidents, providing first aid treatment and/or arranging transfer to A&E, Urgent Care centre or own GP
  • Implementing the International Rugby Board Concussion protocol and Return to play guidelines
  • Recognising and supporting emotional health and safeguarding concerns
  • Administration of non-prescription and prescription medication with parental consent
  • Contraception and sexual health advice including information on local community resources

Preventative Services

  • Coordinate with NHS School Immunisation Team to deliver the national school aged immunisation programme for pupils from reception to Year 11
  • Work with the College Wellbeing team to provide various health promotion activities throughout the school year. Often, pupils assist us, which encourages full engagement and empowers them to make healthy choices for optimum wellbeing

Sporting Events

  • The Medical Centre is fully equipped and staffed to provide outstanding sports coverage. During the Michaelmas term on Saturdays two nurses are on duty within the medical centre with paramedics covering pitch side


  • All our boarders receive a medical during their first term at the College
  • They are offered the annual Influenza Vaccine as well as other routine vaccines recommended in the UK schedule
  • Any boarder requiring hospital treatment either as an emergency or a planned visit will be accompanied by a member of the Medical Centre staff. We facilitate Dental and Optician appointments if needed as well as attendance for specialist outpatient appointments services such as Dermatology
  • The Medical Centre has a five bedded inpatient facility primarily for boarders who are unwell. The beds may also be used by day pupils who are unwell and are awaiting collection by their parents
  • Outside these hours, a 24-hour service is provided for boarding pupils who are unwell or injured and, if required, a nurse will stay overnight to care for them

GP Services

  • Dr Rosemary Leonard from the Old Dairy Health Centre Practice and her colleagues provide a daily surgery Monday – Friday in the Medical Centre from 13:30-14:00. This surgery is primarily for the boarders who are registered with the Old Dairy Health Centre but can in an emergency be accessed by day pupils and staff

In-House Training

  • Medical Centre staff co-ordinate in-house training for first aid at work, paediatric first aid and defibrillation training
  • All staff are offered practical annual training in the treatment of emergency medical conditions like anaphylaxis, asthma, epilepsy and diabetes
  • Boarding staff and staff responsible for trips are also trained in the administration of non-prescription medication

Medical Centre Staff

Group of four members of the Medical team smiling


Vicky Adair Deputy Lead Nurse
Jess Blackman School Nurse
Carly Murdoch School Nurse (Bank)
Chloe Brett School Nurse (Bank)
Priti Chapman-Dawe Medical Centre Secretary
Sherrie Dolmans Medical Centre Assistant


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