HHTS has a long history of delivering exceptional education for students who are unable to attend their mainstream school due to a diagnosed medical condition. Our teaching approach, ethos and personalised curriculum offer ensures that pupils make accelerated academic progress in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.
The service is comprised of 9 sectors operating over two sites, St George’s School at St Georges Hospital and CAMHS Campus School at Springfield University Hospital:
Springfield University Hospital – CAMHS Campus School
This school is adjacent to the CAMHS inpatients wards and offers a full academic timetable for inpatients.
- Acute Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (CAMHS)- Aquarius Ward – 12 Beds
- Springfield Hospital Adolescent Eating Disorders Unit (CAMHS) – Wisteria Ward – 12 Beds
- Springfield Hospital Deaf Service (CAMHS)- Corner House – 7 Beds
St George’s Hospital School
This school is located on the fifth floor of St George’s Hospital adjacent to the paediatric wards. The team offer a full timetable in the schoolroom and academic tuition at the bedside for inpatients.
- Pinckney Ward (15 beds): Isolation and Oncology ward
- Frederick Hewitt Ward (17 beds): Medical – e.g. sickle cell, diabetes, asthma, Crohns/gastric, Mental Health – tends to have recurring patients.
- Nicholls/Neuro (19 beds): Surgical and Neuroscience – e.g. tonsils/adenoids, broken limbs, appendix, neuro patients (tumours, ABI, strokes, video telemetry etc).
- Step-Down (5 beds): PSDU is part of the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and shares the same medical and nursing team.
- Jungle: The Jungle Ward is a specialist paediatric day care ward
- PICU (12 beds): Paediatric Intensive Care – for children who are critically ill. Children are admitted to PICU through Emergency Department, by helicopter from across the South of England, and via paediatric critical care transfers from District General Hospitals.
Wandsworth Community Statutory Duty
Home Tuition Primary and Secondary- Medical
The Home Tuition Service is for children and young people resident in Wandsworth, who are unable to attend school due to an underlying medical condition.
- School Phobic (KS3) and Vulnerable Pupils (KS4) Reintegration Programme
A provision for Wandsworth resident KS3 and KS4 pupils who are not attending school due to high anxiety, school phobia, incidences of bullying or are disengaged from school due to a range of mental health issues. Referrals must be made through EWS, supported by links with CAMHS and approved by the Headteacher.
- Teenage Pregnancy Service
A service for school-age pregnant teenagers and young parents; the service aims to support young people to overcome any barriers to learning they may have faced in the past, and to enable them to continue their education.
‘Every day my son looks forward to going to school – to get away from his room, and all the poking and prodding from doctors is such a relief. He is treated like a school boy, rather than a patient, and I think this has as much healing properties as medicine! Due to his illness, my son has missed about a month of schooling, but hopefully will have caught up because of the hospital school.’
‘Wow, where to begin. I wanted to write to you to demonstrate how much of a positive impact you have had on me……you have restored my faith in teachers everywhere...the CAMHS Campus School was definitely the highlight of Springfield for me as is the case for so many others. Rest assured if I ever get involved in the murky world of politics your funding will be quadrupled, ring-fenced and seared forever.’
‘We are so grateful and thankful for the brilliant staff at the St. George’s Hospital School. We have spent quite a lot of time there over the past 18 months, they have made learning such fun – memorable science experiments and story writing, the best time making posters and adverts and treats for the school cafe. The staff are cheerful, calm, gentle and above all fun. Thank you to the great team.’
‘We were so grateful to the teaching team. They have been absolutely fantastic. My daughter had surgery on Monday and was quiet and withdrawn. This has been instrumental in her recovery and also kept her mind on education whilst she’s been sick.’
‘Everyday my son looks forward to going to school – to get away from his room, and all the poking and prodding from doctors is such a relief. He is treated like a school boy, rather than a patient, and I think this has as much healing properties as medicine! Due to his illness, my son has missed about a month of schooling, but hopefully will have caught up because of the hospital school.’
‘We are so grateful and happy for the care and support – teachers are so helpful and very kind, we love you all for your hard work, keep it up. Thanks so much.’
‘Thank you for the range of learning opportunities you provided my son in hospital for the week for the week he was on the neuro ward. He found the activities very engaging and accessible. He thoroughly enjoys maths and looked forward to the activities you provided for this – he is especially looking forward to the spreadsheet analysis this afternoon. he enjoys music and was surprised to have the opportunity to learn about and play different instruments. Thanks again for all your help.’
‘We are so grateful that there is a school/classroom to attend. Josie really needs something to focus on when he’s in hospital, he looks forward to getting out of his room and working/studying English, Maths and other interesting topics he can learn about. It has really made a difference to his mood during the hospital stays, having been admitted so many times throughout the past 7 months. Furthermore, it helps him keep on top of his schooling.’
‘Thank you for helping me for the past 10 months. You have helped me to keep as motivated and hopeful for my future as I could have been. I cant wit to start college and maybe become a paramedic. I’ll always remember this school and everyone in it’
‘The service aims to enable pupils with long-term illnesses, mental health issues or who are pregnant to remain in education…... You and your staff ensure that these aims are fully met. Most pupils have missed long periods of learning due to illness. They make remarkable progress during their short time in the school.
Pupils told us that, without the school, they would not be able to engage fully in learning or sit any examinations. Parents value the high-quality teaching provided alongside the excellent care and support given to each individual pupil.’