Changing School

Changing SchoolChildren usually move from primary to secondary school when they are 11 years old. Schools may expect children to become more independent with their treatment as well as in other matters, for example, to take care of their own Creon. Children will still need to attend outpatients for regular review every 2 months. If children need to spend time in hospital, they may be able to have work sent in from their own school or attend the hospital school. New treatments may be added to keep the children well and to maintain lung function and growth.

key useful advice

  • Exercise remains a very important part of keeping well.
  • Discuss the change of schools with the team. The CF Nurses will be able to help with a health care plan
  • Try to encourage children to know something about their treatment
  • It is important that the children have a few friends and staff members who know about their CF
  • Children with CF should be able to participate in usual activities –please discuss any queries/ concerns with your CF team

Useful Documents and Links

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

We are the UK's only national charity dealing with all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis. We fund research to improve Cystic Fibrosis care and treatment, and aim to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis.