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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  • 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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  • Charley's Owl

    Charley, in the primary classroom at CW, has made a tree for his owl to perch on! It is amazing what can be done with a sick bowl, some twigs and a little imagination!

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  • Haile's guide to London

    Haile has been focusing on travel writing this half-term. He has learned how to write descriptive sentences. He has also learned about how a leaflet is put together and how to organise a leaflet using headings, text boxes and pictures. Haile has produced a fantastic guide to London.

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  • staff and students remix


    A fun little remix of staff, students directed by Jennifer and Kate. The girls edited and enhanced the video to make a collage of things they enjoyed seeing us say or do.

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

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    Students went to see 'To Kill a Mockingbird’ at the Barbican. Katie also write a review of the play.

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  • Poetry with the Fire Poet

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    Students worked with Philip Wells the Fire Poet to create these two wonderful poems - sit back and take a read!


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  • Holiday Programme

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    The summer holidays are here but our school will stay open. Our fabulous team of learning assistants, artists and musicians offer children in hospital a range of arts, music and ICT based activities.
    You can see some of the work students have produced on our holiday programmes here. 
    Our school is open 50 weeks a year and is funded during the holidays by our charity FCCHS.

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  • Volunteers wanted

    We are currently looking for volunteers to help in the school. If you have a few hours to spare, on a regular basis, please contact Karen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you.

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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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  • Olympic Velodrome visit

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    Students and staff visited Lee Valley VeloPark’s indoor velodrome where they rode the track and ate ice cream!

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  • Schools Art Exhibition

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    Congratulations to our students Grace, Jennifer, Kate and Zoe who all had their artworks selected for this year's Schools Art Competition and Exhibition at Leighton House.

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Each week we talk to a different member of our team to find out about their role at the Hospital School. This week we are meeting Melissa.
Meet the whole team here.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
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    "It was excellent for my daughter." Read More
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    We meet more than 3,000 children every year and here are some of their remarkable stories.

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    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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  • Every little helps! +

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    CCHS22 £5 to 70070
    To donate £10 text
    CCHS22 £10 to 70070

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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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