Why do so few schools have epilepsy plans?
13 August 2013 Last updated at 17:25 BST
A BBC investigation has found that many schools have no policy for supporting children with epilepsy.
Research reveals that children are often wrongly sent home in an ambulance if they have a seizure, and can be excluded from activities such as school trips, swimming and games.
Deputy Chief Executive of Epilepsy Action, Simon Wigglesworth, claims that individual healthcare plans - which give full details of a child's condition - are needed in schools.
He told BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty: "It would detail the type of information teachers and other support staff would need to know - so the type of seizures they experience, what might trigger them... and what to do if the child has a seizure."