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Holiday Programme

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The 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.

Charlotte's Uganda placement

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In the summer holidays Charlotte, one of our primary school teachers went to Uganda on a sponsored placement through BlueSky Education and charity CRANE and their partner VIVA. VIVA provides education for marginalised girls in Kampala, Uganda.

School governors wanted

We are currently looking to recruit new members to our school governing body. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact Karen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More details here.

Our colleague from Vienna's experience of job-shadowing

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From 15th to 16th June 2017 I had the chance to do a short job-shadowing at Chelsea Community Hospital School.

As a hospital school teacher in Vienna and programme manager of the 10th HOPE (Hospital School Organization of Pedagogues in Europe) Congress in Vienna in May 2016, I’ve dreamed of visiting my British colleagues and participating in their lessons and meetings. Thanks to the open-mindedness of both the teachers and the students I had the chance to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere at two of their hospital school sites.

Read all about my visit:

Thank you Olivia!

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All of us at Chelsea Community Hospital School would like to thank Olivia for her kind and generous donation. Olivia decided for her birthday this year that rather than receive presents she would prefer donations to be made to the Hospital School. We were all so impressed by such a selfless act and aim for the money to be used to produce a book of children's writing from across the school. Thank you again Olivia!

Thank You!

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A huge thank you to every one of you who supported our first ‘SuperHero FunRun’. Firstly to all our generous sponsors – your donations will make a big difference to the lives of children in hospital. Thank you to our wonderful team of runners which included students, teachers, nurses, friends and family. A special mention goes to Haile who raised £242, Robin who raised £410, Nigel from Purple Mash who raised over £200 and all our students who together raised £880! We will post the total once we've added it all up. Have a look at the photos below, and if you wish you can still sponsor our students here.

CCHS Superhero Fun Run

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Join us on Sunday 14th May for the CCHS Superhero Fun Run!

Pull on your cape and join thousands of other superheroes at London’s Regent’s Park this May.

Whether you choose to walk, jog or run, Chelsea Community Hospital School really does need heroes, like yourself, to take part in the CCHS Superhero Run.

Thank you Waitrose

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A huge thank you to Waitrose, Edgeware Road, for their continued, generous support which enables our school to remain open for children in hospital during the school holidays. Su Browne attended an afternoon for charities funded by Waitrose’s green tokens initiative.

Thank you Tesco

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A huge thank you to Tesco for their generous support which enables our school to remain open for children in hospital during the school holidays. Janette Steel was presented with a cheque for £1,500.

Trip to Hamleys

IMG 2143smallOn Thursday 26th January, two children from RBH had a very exciting trip to Hamleys in London. The children were amazed by all seven floors of toys and had great fun having a go at being Hamleys toy testers!

Volunteers wanted

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We are looking for volunteers to help in our school. If you have a few hours to spare on a Tuesday and/or Wednesday and would be confident working with secondary age students please contact Karen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you.

Janette's Newsletter

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Hope is the last item that flies out of Pandora’s Box.
A rainbow is the symbol of hope and you cannot see a double rainbow without looking up and smiling.
This was the anniversary of the past - now we have hope for the future...

We say farewell to Marie

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There were a lot of empty plates! We can’t believe we didn’t get a picture of the spread, including the famous “Mikey’s Cakes” Guinness cake. But there was a good turnout including nurses, doctors, wider MDT members, governors, and Marie’s current and former colleagues in CCHS. They all went back full of sweetness and memories of Marie, brought back by the lovely slide show.

Martin receives Long Service Award

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Martin was presented with a 20 year Long Service Award by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford. “I’m delighted to join the esteemed CCHS 20year+ club! It just goes to show what an amazing place the Hospital School is to work” - Martin

Rachael's Summer Reads

We asked our secondary English teacher Rachael for her top suggestions for new books for the summer.

“We’re at that exciting time of year when summer is stretching ahead of you, six golden weeks……. But what will you do with yourself the whole time?! This is the perfect time to pick up a new summer read, and here’s a list of writers currently causing excitement amongst young adult readers. Some by prize winning authors, some by old favourites – even one by famous beauty vlogger Zoe Sugg! Yes, reading is great for your brain, but it’s also just a great way to escape the four walls of your room for a bit. Try something new, and if you come across any amazing reads this summer, we’d love to hear about them when you come back to school.”

A huge thank-you to our charity volunteers


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A huge thank-you to our wonderful charity volunteers for all their hard work baking and selling delicious cakes on our Charity Cake Stall at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. They have raised over £1290 for the Hospital School! Be sure to drop by for some delicious baking - or next time bake a cake for them to sell :)

Blake's Mosaics

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Students have started an exciting 4 week project inspired by the paintings and poems of William Blake. Working with musicians from Wigmore Hall Learning's resident ensemble Ignite, our artist in residence Shaun and actor Charlie Folorunsho. They will be creating music, poetry and artworks. Keep an eye on their work on the special Blake's Mosaics blog.

Charity Cake Sale 28th June

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Our wonderful charity volunteers will be holding a Charity Cake Sale on Tuesday 28th June at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Be sure to drop by for some delicious baking! Or even bake a cake for them to sell :)

More Articles ...

  1. 10th International HOPE Congress in Vienna
  2. Happy Birthday Janette!
  3. Writers' Ink
  4. Chelsea Gardening Club
  5. Easter Celebrations
  6. World Book Day 2016
  7. Big congratulations to our maths teacher Paul!
  8. Constellations Exhibition Opening
  9. Constellations - Music & Art inspired by Brompton Cemetery
  10. Thank you volunteers!
  11. Christingle at Chelsea and Westminster
  12. We celebrate our students' GCSE achievements
  13. Our new minibus has arrived!
  14. Many thanks to Ann, Fan, Melissa and Victoria on the cake stall!
  15. Jack and Kaylem feed the fish
  16. World Smile Day
  17. Autumn Well at School Newsletter
  18. Message from Gemma
  19. Congratulations Shaun!
  20. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  21. Olympic Velodrome visit
  22. Schools Art Exhibition
  23. Musical Time Machines
  24. Congratulations to Eddie our volunteer
  25. Big Green Footsteps final conference
  26. Learning in Hospital – From Chelsea to Cambridge
  27. Students ride at the Velodrome
  28. Students Grace & Frank receive awards
  29. Music with Wigmore Hall
  30. The lights-off event
  31. Brian Speirs receives Mayor's Award
  32. Art & Music in Partnership
  33. Virtual Tour of Collingham
  34. Finding the 'teachable' part of every child
  35. Charity Cake Sale
  36. World Book Day
  37. Art reach focus on: hospital schools
  38. Arts Award Week 2015
  39. HOPE News
  40. Christmas Activities
  41. Season's Greeting from all of us at CCHS
  42. A HUGE thank you to our fabulous volunteers!
  43. Together for education - HOPE Congress in Bucharest
  44. The Hoosiers perform for our students!
  45. Amazing Amy's Mudder Triumph!
  46. Goodbye Hadisa!
  47. Bully Free
  48. Budoor's poppy fundraiser
  49. Thanks for helping with our minibus!
  50. Ofsted report finds our school 'Outstanding'.
  51. 25th Celebrations
  52. 25th celebrations aboard the Solarshuttle
  53. Jennifer receives Pixl Special Award
  54. Hadisa at 'Guardians of the Galaxy’ Premier
  55. Congratulations to our students!
  56. Congratulations Shaun!
  57. Arts Award Week
  58. Leighton House schools art exhibition
  59. Many thanks to Harrods security team!
  60. Charity Ballet Screening
  61. The Rotary Club of Chelsea organise a Swiss music concert for the Hospital School
  62. The Rotary Clubs of Chelsea 'Spring into Summer' Concert in support of CCHS
  63. Congratulations to Collingham for QNIC Accreditation Status
  64. A Festival of Words
  65. Our staff visit Iceland
  66. A Royal Visit
  67. Cake Sale!
  68. We need your memories!
  69. SPINATHON HEROES
  70. Thank You to Paddington Rotary Club
  71. Hospital School SPINATHON
  72. The Digital Age
  73. Christmas Special Radio Show
  74. PiXL - The moral principle knows no boundaries
  75. Wigmore Hall Music Project
  76. Thank You to The Rotary Club of Chelsea
  77. FCCHS Newsletter 2013
  78. Big Green Footsteps
  79. Thank You Cineworld Fulham Road
  80. Dirt Biker Chris Visits Our School
  81. Article in RBKC Press
  82. Thank you to the Motcomb Street Traders Association
  83. Congratulations to Helen Damon
  84. Harrods Garden Volunteer Day
  85. Green Tokens for FCCHS
  86. Our students and staff raise £650.90!
  87. Kensington & Chelsea Foundation
  88. Grand Opening of St Mary's Schoolroom
  89. Article about CCHS in Chelsea & Westminster trustnews
  90. Leighton House Schools Art Prize-Giving
  91. Thank you to Project Linus
  92. Please vote for us as a good cause!
  93. We have achieved a GOLD status in our Arts Mark!
  94. Easter Celebrations
  95. Thank You Joe, Hayley, Scarlett & Lacey
  96. World Book Day
  97. Valentines night Zeus 'Sweet Art' benefit
  98. Nour Festival Film
  99. JANUARY 2013 SCHOOL NEWS
  100. Carol Singing at Sainsburys
  101. International School Award
  102. The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation
  103. Crossing Borders - A Festival of Plates
  104. Plates at Leighton House
  105. Make us Smile!
  106. 8th HOPE Congress
  107. The Olympic Games by Leo
  108. The Olympic Games by Asha
  109. Our School in the Spotlight
  110. SCHOOL NEWS September, 2012
  111. First aid - child CPR
  112. Parents evening at Chelsea and Westminster
  113. Schools Summer Art Exhibition
  114. Visit to partner school in Gaza
  115. Book Launch
  116. Grand Opening of the new Schoolroom on Rose ward
  117. Thank you letters to Whole Foods
  118. Phoebe's Amazing 5km run for CCHS
  119. Headteacher Janette Steel awarded OBE
  120. Links with UN project
  121. Talking with Gaza
  122. Leo wins Courageous Citizen award
  123. A Huge Thank You!
  124. School News - November 2011
  125. Talking with Gaza
  126. Movember
  127. Grand Opening of the New Schoolroom
  128. School News August 2011
  129. Marvellous Medicine Ball
  130. Music with Ignite (Wigmore Hall)
  131. Happy Easter!
  132. The Marvellous Medicine Ball
  133. Speeches at www.wellatschool.org launch
  134. Launch of Well at School website by Baroness Mary Warnock
  135. School News March 2011
  136. Staff training day
  137. School staff choir
  138. FCCHS AGM
  139. Celebrity / Sponsor needed!
  140. International Award for our school
  141. Opening of New Hospital School
  142. Come to our opening
  143. Headteacher's News - Summer 2010
  144. Work in progress on our new school at CW
  145. Young people's engagement forum
  146. Our new school at CW
  147. Quality in Study Support (QiSS) Recognition
  148. Cystic Fibrosis Meeting the long term educational needs
  149. Marks & Spencer Easter Egg Donation
  150. OFSTED Inspection
  151. Accessibility Toolbar
  152. We've changed our name
  153. Thank You!
  154. Christingle Celebrations
  155. Your World Our World
  156. School artwork featured in 'Royal Borough' newspaper
  157. Providing Inpatient Schooling on a Segregated Ward
  158. HOPE calling
  159. Our pupils win 1st prize in RBKC schools art exhibition
  160. Farewell Chicks!
  161. Rose Ward News
  162. Melissa ran a half marathon!
  163. School Vouchers
  164. Heart and Design
  165. Charity Fundraising gig
  166. INVIGILATORS needed
  167. Poetry Fundraising Event
  168. We did it!
  169. Cystic Fibrosis Trust fundraising gig
  170. Schools Involvement Officer
  171. School News Winter 2007
  172. New Articles
  173. 100 Club Initiative
  174. Healing Art
  175. Congratulations to WCIT on their 10th anniversary
  176. Hospital School Teacher Wins Poetry Prize

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