The school team at Royal Brompton enables children to access education while they are in hospital. They provide students with a broad and balanced curriculum – either in the classrooms, or at a child’s bedside (on both Rose Ward and PICU) – and are able to personalise provision according to students’ individual needs.
This experienced team establishes crucial links with children’s home schools in order to provide continuity of education, particularly essential for students who may spend many weeks of their school life in hospital. For children in hospital, the schoolroom can offer a sense of normality; children can interact with their peers, take part in a range of academic and creative activities, have some one-to-one tuition or even sit exams if they need to.
Rose Ward (4-16 year olds)
There are three brand new classrooms on Rose Ward that have been designed to maximise pupil access to education at this site. The school have a primary and a secondary classroom in addition to a third multi-use room to support the learning needs of an individual or a group. They also work with pupils by their bedside in HDU and PICU, as well as working with pupils who are in isolation during their admission to hospital. To support pupil access to education they have developed a video conferencing solution that enables pupils in isolation to video conference with the school classroom. The teaching team consists of one full time primary teacher, two full time secondary teachers, and a part time learning assistant. They also have input from specialist music, art, drama, and ICT teachers as well as an art therapist.
Foulis Ward (16+)
On Foulis Ward post 16 pupils have one-to-one sessions with teachers, who can liaise with their tutors at college and university. Pupils also have access to a careers advisor to support them with education and careers advice and guidance.
The school is open 50 weeks of the year shutting for only two weeks over Christmas. During holiday times the school runs an organised Arts and ICT programme. They are a registered exam centre ensuring that patients are able to sit exams even if they are in hospital.
Contact the school:
Tel – 020 7352 8121 ext 2415
Fax – 020 7351 8505