School Nurse

This section gives a brief overview of the medical care and facilities provided for the pupils at Mount Kelly.

I am a Registered General Nurse responsible for overseeing the health and well-being of all the pupils and staff across the Foundation and based in School Health Centre located on the ground floor of School House at the College. I ensure the pupils’ acute and chronic conditions are treated and managed by specialist professionals in a sympathetic and supportive way.

Please do read Mount Kelly’s Medical Care Policy and do not hesitate to contact me for more information, if you have any health concerns about your son or daughter or wish to share information that may affect their health and wellbeing.

Confidentiality is maintained at all times unless it is in the pupil’s best interest or necessary for the protection of the wider school community to breach confidence and pass information to a relevant person or body.

Medical Facilities

Matrons provide 24 hour cover.

For non-emergency medical concerns pupils are encouraged to attend the clinics at the advertised hours during school breaks.

There are two medical centres across the Foundation:

  • The College Health Centre is located on the ground floor of School House with an office, treatment room and rest room and is staffed between 09:00 and 16:30 each day.
  • The Prep Surgery is located in the boarding house and is manned 24 hours a day by the Prep Head Matron, Emma Birchell, and her team.

All boarders are registered with Tavyside Health Centre 01822 613517.

In order that we can ensure the safe administration of over-the-counter medicine and the safety of other pupils sharing the same boarding house, we ask that you do not send your child to school with any medication. Mount Kelly has a medically approved list of over-the-counter medication and lotions that trained staff are able to administer to pupils by following the school's relevant protocols.

If a pupil needs to be on prescribed medication, we request you bring it to school in its original named packaging, in sufficient quantities with instructions for use. It is the school's policy that asthmatic and anaphylactic pupils carry their own medication. Any other medication brought back to school must be handed into the House Matron.


All pupils are kept up to date with their routine immunisations. Parental/Guardian consent will be required for all vaccines. Vaccinations are coordinated by the School Nurse but administered by the Exeter NHS immunisation team. Boarders travelling abroad will be seen and then immunised by a Travel Nurse at Tavyside Health Centre.   

Hannah Adams RGN BSc

School Nurse 

Mrs Hannah Adams

Mrs Hannah Adams

School Nurse
Mrs Emma Birchell

Mrs Emma Birchell

Prep Head Matron