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Students' work

Football and a picnic in the park

Football and a picnic in the park

As lockdown restrictions are relaxed, students were able to take advantage of the sunshine for football and a picnic in the park.

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Wellbeing Walk

Wellbeing Walk

Wellbeing walk with our students this afternoon. Tree hugging has been a part of relaxing and calming routines connecting with nature.

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What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard

One of our students read “What the Ladybird Heard” made a 3D Ladybird and then explained what happened in the story.

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Pointilism at St Mary's

Pointilism at St Mary's

One of our students has been studying Pointilism at St Mary's Hospital, and here she is putting it into practice.

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Three Kings’ Day

Three Kings’ Day

Students at St Mary's Hospital have been learning about Three Kings’ Day.

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New Christmas card design available as a…

New Christmas card design available as an eCard

A Christmas card designed by one of our primary children at the Brompton Hospital. This card is also now available as an eCard helping us fundraise for our school charity.

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My Special Object

My Special Object

One of our students wrote a lovely piece about an object that is special to her during her time in hospital.

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Windrush poems

Windrush poems

Students at Collingham wrote these wonderful Windrush poems after researching the history of the Windrush generation.

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A Walk In Paris

A Walk In Paris

Judith popped by to see Ava in her online lesson with Faith and Charlotte today. We have been learning about landmarks around the world and Judith had chosen the perfect...

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A dog, a cat, two guinea pigs, a chamele…

A dog, a cat, two guinea pigs, a chameleon and a snake

Today Ava was very happy to see our lovely head teacher, Janette, in her online lesson. She was also delighted to meet Janette's animals - a dog, a cat, two...

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Poetry with The Fire Poet

Poetry with The Fire Poet

Children had a fantastic online poetry session with our 'poet in residence' Philip Wells aka The Fire Poet.

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Kindness Cookies

Kindness Cookies

At Collingham we have been celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week. Our young people designed gift bags and made delicious 'kindness' cookies to give to their friends and family.

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Kindness is Saving the Dolphins!

Kindness is Saving the Dolphins!

Aleeza age 7 said “Kindness is saving the dolphins!”

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3D Snowman

3D Snowman

One of our secondary students, Oli, taught himself how to use Blender as part of ICT. Check out what he had to say...

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More music with Brian

More music with Brian

Online music sessions with Brian is always popular with our younger students. The teachers enjoy it too! 

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Music with Brian

Music with Brian

Children have a joint music session with Brian every Thursday afternoon. Today we drew pictures and created shapes with our bodies to become the song's characters. We also pulled funny...

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Starting the day with a Joe Wicks PE wor…

Starting the day with a Joe Wicks PE workout

Here is one of our students with Lala our Learning Mentor, starting the day with a Joe Wicks, PE workout. We now have a new space outside the hospital for our community...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Faith and Charlotte teaching Ava online. We have been reading William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and here is Ava telling me some of her favourite characters, as Faith writes them down....

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Online cookery session

Online cookery session

One of our students made Minion Cupcakes, working online from home with our teachers Rachel and Marie.

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Online science session

Online science session

Daphne teaches an online science session with one of our budding scientists.

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Throughout the school we seek to maintain an environment most likely to facilitate learning for our pupils.
In order to achieve this we provide:

  • A broad and balanced curriculum in line with the National Curriculum, taking into consideration each child's individual needs, which aims to extend the development of the whole child.
  • A commitment to providing equal opportunities and access to the curriculum, for all children and young people in hospital.
  • Attractive and well-resourced classrooms.
  •  Appropriate Information Technology.
  • Consistent and sensitive programmes designed to moderate challenging behaviour.
  • A strong commitment to multi-disciplinary collaboration with professionals to ensure that the development of the whole child is considered during a hospital admission.
  • Close liaison with parents/guardians as partners to support them by providing education for their child in hospital, and advice about recent special needs legislation, educational placements and individual tuition.
  • Opportunities for students to activity engage in their learning and contribute their ideas about curriculum provision.
  • Links with the community through regular creative arts and science workshops, outings and visiting teachers.
  • Continuity and progression by assessment, evaluation, record keeping and a differentiated curriculum.
  • Continuity of educational provision by liaison with pupil's home school and, where appropriate, their Local Education Authority.
  • We can assist in following coursework for GCSEs and 'A' Levels and college courses during the hospital stay.
  • The school is a registered exam centre and pupils can take national exams whilst in hospital. We have an examinations officer who can be contacted at the school office.


14-19 curriculum

  • We teach and support on an individual and group basis for all curriculum areas.
  • As an exam centre we are able to support and enable pupils to take public exams and to complete coursework objectives.
  • Community pupils attending the Chelsea and Westminster and St. Mary’s School sites are able to study for a range of accredited courses following an admission meeting with the Head Teacher.
  • Pupils have access to learning resources through our library, via ICT and teacher expertise, through home-school links, through RBKC subject advisors and our own teachers’ links with mainstream education.
  • Where relevant we offer opportunities to our pupils for work experience through contacts with local businesses.
  • Students at all four hospitals have weekly access to our Careers Counsellor.
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