- ABOUT US
- WELL AT SCHOOL
- A YEAR IN THE LIFE
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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.
We work at 4 hospital sites in London, England:
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.
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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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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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!Read More
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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/byMj7fRead More
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...Read More
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.ukRead More
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!
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
Fantastic! +"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
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.Read More
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BIG GREEN FOOTSTEPS
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