We are a Community Special School providing education for children and young people while they are in Hospital. We also provide places for a number of students who cannot access mainstream school due to their medical conditions.

About Us

We work at 4 hospital sites in London, England:                                                 
Royal Brompton Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Collingham Child and Family Centre
St Mary's Hospital


Our website 'Well at School' provides information, advice and resources for people working with children and young people affected by a medical or a mental health condition.  www.wellatschool.org


We have published Hospital School - A Year in the Life, a photobook documenting a year in the life of our school.
Read it here: Hospital School - A Year in the Life.

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There are many ways you can make a big difference to a child's stay in hospital - see here for some ideas.

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  • Superhero Day

    Students at Collingham have been exploring Superheroes. They are organising a Superhero Fundraising Day on 23rd October with lots of fun activities. Take a look!

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  • Cookery

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    Secondary students enjoying a cookery session.

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  • Autobiographical Anecdotes

    One of our secondary students, Joe, learned about how anecdotes can be used to make autobiographical writing interesting to read. He was able to use some very engaging anecdotes in his own potted autobiography. Well done Joe!

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  • Reading Together

    Every Friday secondary pupils have come into the primary classroom at CW to read to the primary pupils.

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  • Guacamole

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    In the primary classroom we have been making healthy dips. Kaylem loved making guacamole today - he mashed avocado, chopped spring onion and squeezed in lime juice. Well done Kaylem!

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  • Hospital Radio Jingles

    Students at CW have been making radio jingles for the hospital radio station. They played, recorded and arranged their own versions of Pachelbel's Canon. This was combined with them talking about the hospital school.. Take a listen!

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  • Making Music with Mixcraft

    Students have been making music using Mixcraft 5 software. Check out their compositions!

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  • World Smile Day

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    Teachers at St Mary's celebrate World Smile Day, followed by a conga around the wards!

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  • Autumn Well at School Newsletter

    Our Autumn Well at School newsletter has 5 top tips, advice for supporting students with sickle cell disease and help returning to school after a period of absence - take a read here: http://eepurl.com/byMj7f

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  • Message from Gemma

    Gemma was a student who came to the Hospital School 17 years ago when she was going through a very tough time. Last week she got in touch with us to tell us about the positive changes in her life and what her time at the Hospital School meant to her. Have a read...

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  • Congratulations Shaun!

    shaun Congratulations to Shaun, our artist in residence, on completing his MA Drawing studies. His work is on display in the MA group show at Wimbledon College of Arts, and is definitely worth a visit, details here. Also see Shauns's work on his website  www.shaundolan.co.uk

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  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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    Students from the community and Chelsea & Westminster were lucky enough to attend the dress rehearsal of Holland Park Opera’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. The characters were outlandish, the singing fantastic, and the sun even made an appearance!

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    Well done, Shaun We (Governors) are very proud of you. Ayoola
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    Well done Shaun. We are very round of you. Ayoola
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    Shaun, Just stopped in to have a look a the CCHS site and saw this. Very proud of you mate! Keep ...


Supporting students with Selective Mutism while they are at school.

For information and advice on supporting students with a range of medical and mental health needs visit:  www.wellatschool.org


  • Thank you for the invaluable music session you organised ... +

    Thank you for the invaluable music session you organised for the children on Great Western Ward at St Mary's Paddington which my daughter was able to attend. Although my daughter was on the ward for a while her session with Mark and Vanessa from LSO was absolutely wonderful and a real life line for her whilst being so poorly. She has talked of it often and it has provided real inspiration in as much as she is now improvising on our piano at home and I will arrange lessons for her soon. Thank you very much indeed and I sincerely hope you can secure additional funding for further arts and music activities for the children which I feel are so essential for their recovery and well being. Read More
  • The school was a fantastic distraction for my son +

    "The school was a fantastic distraction for my son 2 days post op. It was very well equipped and the teachers were enthusiastic and inspirational. Having been home the school was his highlight."       Read More
  • School at hospital was a success for my daughter +

    "School at hospital was a success for my daughter. She loved it. More emphasis on school work during term time would be good but understand why not so easy to achieve. Thank you." Read More
  • It was excellent for my daughter. +

    "It was excellent for my daughter." Read More
  • Love youth club +

    "Love youth club and the school teachers are really nice." Read More
  • My best activity in the hospital is with school +

    "My best activity in the hospital is with school. I love my teachers!" Read More
  • The school is fantastic +

    "The school is fantastic, it helped us sort out home schooling and we are coming on so well with it. Thank you so much!" Read More
  • School is brilliant, so helpful and supportive +

    "School is brilliant, so helpful and supportive. Thanks a million!" Read More
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    "Fantastic! F. really loves going to the school at hospital and the teachers are great." Read More
  • Found the staff very helpful +

    "Found the staff very helpful and quickly adapted and helped with the requirements of education. A good variety of learning in the short time of attending the school." Read More
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    We meet more than 3,000 children every year and here are some of their remarkable stories.

  • Kaylem's story +

    Kaylem is a delightful three year old boy with Down's Syndrome who copes with a range of complex medical conditions affecting his heart, lungs and digestion. He has the most infectious laugh and brings a smile to everyone he meets. Kaylem’s mum describes their last nine months at the Hospital School.

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  • Our Travelling Suitcase visits Iceland +

    Three of our staff, Kim, Fred and Shaun, spent a week working together with our partner school in Iceland  on the Read More
  • Solar Shuttle +

    Along with our new friends from Iceland, Italy, Ireland and Poland we took to the gentle waters of the Serpentine Read More
  • Nuclear Power +

    We explored ways of presenting information and promoting debate around nuclear power. This is currently in the news with plans Read More
  • Big Green Footsteps +

    Comenius enables pupils and staff from across Europe to work together on joint projects. Big Green Footsteps our current Comenius project, Read More
  • Comenius Science Workshop +

    Teachers from our four partner schools came to London for our first planning visit. After spending the first day showing Read More
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