About us

The school's vision

We aim to provide an enriching and enjoyable experience for all our pupils which ensures normality through education, and helps to prevent anxiety about school work.

Who we are 

The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH) teaches inpatients of statutory school age. Teaching is carried out in a variety of locations including at the bedside and in the main schoolroom area.

A word from the Headteacher

At the school, we plan alongside schools all over the country to ensure continuity and enjoyment for each individual pupil. In addition to this, our own school room curriculum will inspire pupils in each key stage with a variety of exciting projects every term. Whether you are a pupil, parent, colleague, nurse, doctor or visitor; our website has plenty for you to discover and we hope it helps you in whatever way you need." 

Jayne Franklin, Headteacher

What are the aims of the school?

The Children’s Hospital School seeks to minimise the interruption and disruption to children and young people’s education so that academic progress and an interest in learning will continue, as far as medical circumstances permit.

In order to fulfil this we aim to:

  1. Provide personalised, challenging, enjoyable and innovative learning opportunities 
  2. Make learning an integral part of children and young people’s stay in hospital
  3. Foster the values of friendship and determination
  4. Prepare and empower pupils in the present and for the future
  5. Support, nurture and value families and carers

Watch the videos below to get an idea of what our school staff aim to deliver every day, or watch them on Youtube.

Continuity

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Normality

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Inclusion

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Achievement 

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Enjoyment 

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Find out all you need to know about the school's admissions procedures.

Learn more about how the school is involved with the National Curriculum.

Information for your diaries about upcoming term dates and timetables.

Parents can download the report from the school's 2014 Ofsted inspection.

All of the school's policies are available to download from the website.

Learn more about the school's recruitment and training opportunities.

Discover how the school began in 1951 and our history so far.

We invite you to share your views and feedback about the school.