Asthma Friendly Schools

We have joined the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) asthma friendly schools programme, which is also being rolled out in other parts of England. 

View the recording of the launch of BSW Asthma Friendly Schools in May 2024 here: 


To be an asthma friendly school, schools need to:

  1. Identify an Asthma Lead/Champion who has received accredited training via: Asthma (Children and young people) - elearning for healthcare ( The minimum is the Tier 1 training, which staff can access when convenient.
  2. Hold a register of all pupils with asthma
  3. Hold a personalised asthma action plan (PAAP) for each pupil
  4. Have emergency asthma kits available
  5. Keep an up-to-date asthma school policy (including emergency procedures)

The ICB can provide you with a logo when you confirm that you have self-assessed your school to meet the above criteria, using the self-assessment template. To confirm that you meet the above criteria, please contact us

Suggested Templates for schools produced by BSW Integrated Care Board (ICB):

Asthma Policy

Template Asthma Register

Parent/carer consent letter

Concerns about asthma letter for parents and carers

Emergency inhaler administration record

Emergency inhaler use - parent/carer letter

Inhaler spacer use instructions

Own inhaler use parent/carer letter

Asthma emergency kit checklist

Asthma emergency kit acquisition record


Related documents

Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school (DfE)

Emergency asthma inhalers for use in schools (DoH)