Welcome to
Nottingham Children’s
Hospital School

The Children's Hospital School educates Children and Young People across 13 wards at the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham as well as the Wolfson Centre at the City Hospital. The School is part of the Hospital and Home Education Learning Centre which provides a first class education across the City of Nottingham for students with medical needs.

Headteacher’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Nottingham Children’s Hospital School.

We are based at Queen’s Medical Centre, part of the Home and Hospital Education Learning Centre (HHEC), and are an Outstanding School (OFSTED March 2010 and January 2013).

This website is intended to reflect something of the unique qualities of our school, our pupils and the staff who work with them.
Our sole purpose is to enrich the well-being of children and young people unable to attend school due to ill health, to inspire them to fulfil their aspirations.
We do this by providing the highest quality education whilst overcoming barriers to learning posed by ill health. This includes in addition to people at the Children’s Hospital at QMC, young people at the Wolfson Centre at the City Hospital as well as some young people on adult wards at QMC.
We are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of excellence in all we do and are ambitious for outcomes for our students, whilst always being guided by sensitivity to their individual needs.

For further information please contact

Eleanor Tweedie – Headteacher Nottingham Children’s Hospital School or the teaching staff attached to your child’s ward.
For further information, please contact the school office or phone 01159709753 (from an internal phone, extension 62218). All messages and queries will be dealt with as soon as possible.

The school office is open from 8:45 – 3:30 each day of the Nottingham City School calendar.

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to enhance the future well-being of children and young people unable to attend school due to ill health.

We do this by providing the highest quality education whilst overcoming barriers to learning posed by ill health.
We are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standard of excellence in all we do and are ambitious for outcomes for our students, whilst always being guided by sensitivity.

First and foremost, we consistently strive to make the experience of every child or young person in our care a model of quality through careful planning, appropriate teaching and feedback, support and effective communication with health professionals and schools.

Every day we aim to improve a child’s knowledge and understanding, their resilience and ambition, helping each pupil to reach their full potential whilst overcoming barriers to learning.
We know that it is essential to maintain a compassionate awareness of the anxiety experienced by families with ill and injured children, and an understanding of the impact it can have on the emotions and behaviour of the children and families in our care.

Nottingham Children's Hospital School