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Farewell Lloyd

lloydWe said a sad farewell to Lloyd who has been working with us for four years as classroom assistant, youth worker and exams officer. He goes on to greater things; training for the priesthood at Cambridge University, and we all wish him every success in his future life in the church.

School governors wanted

We are currently looking to recruit new members to our school governing body. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact Karen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More details here.

Our colleague from Vienna's experience of job-shadowing


From 15th to 16th June 2017 I had the chance to do a short job-shadowing at Chelsea Community Hospital School.

As a hospital school teacher in Vienna and programme manager of the 10th HOPE (Hospital School Organization of Pedagogues in Europe) Congress in Vienna in May 2016, I’ve dreamed of visiting my British colleagues and participating in their lessons and meetings. Thanks to the open-mindedness of both the teachers and the students I had the chance to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere at two of their hospital school sites.

Read all about my visit:

Thank you Olivia!

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All of us at Chelsea Community Hospital School would like to thank Olivia for her kind and generous donation. Olivia decided for her birthday this year that rather than receive presents she would prefer donations to be made to the Hospital School. We were all so impressed by such a selfless act and aim for the money to be used to produce a book of children's writing from across the school. Thank you again Olivia!

Thank You!


A huge thank you to every one of you who supported our first ‘SuperHero FunRun’. Firstly to all our generous sponsors – your donations will make a big difference to the lives of children in hospital. Thank you to our wonderful team of runners which included students, teachers, nurses, friends and family. A special mention goes to Haile who raised £242, Robin who raised £410, Nigel from Purple Mash who raised over £200 and all our students who together raised £880! We will post the total once we've added it all up. Have a look at the photos below, and if you wish you can still sponsor our students here.

CCHS Superhero Fun Run

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Join us on Sunday 14th May for the CCHS Superhero Fun Run!

Pull on your cape and join thousands of other superheroes at London’s Regent’s Park this May.

Whether you choose to walk, jog or run, Chelsea Community Hospital School really does need heroes, like yourself, to take part in the CCHS Superhero Run.

Thank you Waitrose


A huge thank you to Waitrose, Edgeware Road, for their continued, generous support which enables our school to remain open for children in hospital during the school holidays. Su Browne attended an afternoon for charities funded by Waitrose’s green tokens initiative.

Thank you Tesco

A huge thank you to Tesco for their generous support which enables our school to remain open for children in hospital during the school holidays. Janette Steel was presented with a cheque for £1,500.

Trip to Hamleys

IMG 2143smallOn Thursday 26th January, two children from RBH had a very exciting trip to Hamleys in London. The children were amazed by all seven floors of toys and had great fun having a go at being Hamleys toy testers!

Volunteers wanted

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We are looking for volunteers to help in our school. If you have a few hours to spare on a Tuesday and/or Wednesday and would be confident working with secondary age students please contact Karen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you.

Janette's Newsletter

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Hope is the last item that flies out of Pandora’s Box.
A rainbow is the symbol of hope and you cannot see a double rainbow without looking up and smiling.
This was the anniversary of the past - now we have hope for the future...

We say farewell to Marie

There were a lot of empty plates! We can’t believe we didn’t get a picture of the spread, including the famous “Mikey’s Cakes” Guinness cake. But there was a good turnout including nurses, doctors, wider MDT members, governors, and Marie’s current and former colleagues in CCHS. They all went back full of sweetness and memories of Marie, brought back by the lovely slide show.

Martin receives Long Service Award

Martin was presented with a 20 year Long Service Award by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford. “I’m delighted to join the esteemed CCHS 20year+ club! It just goes to show what an amazing place the Hospital School is to work” - Martin

Rachael's Summer Reads

We asked our secondary English teacher Rachael for her top suggestions for new books for the summer.

“We’re at that exciting time of year when summer is stretching ahead of you, six golden weeks……. But what will you do with yourself the whole time?! This is the perfect time to pick up a new summer read, and here’s a list of writers currently causing excitement amongst young adult readers. Some by prize winning authors, some by old favourites – even one by famous beauty vlogger Zoe Sugg! Yes, reading is great for your brain, but it’s also just a great way to escape the four walls of your room for a bit. Try something new, and if you come across any amazing reads this summer, we’d love to hear about them when you come back to school.”

A huge thank-you to our charity volunteers


A huge thank-you to our wonderful charity volunteers for all their hard work baking and selling delicious cakes on our Charity Cake Stall at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. They have raised over £1290 for the Hospital School! Be sure to drop by for some delicious baking - or next time bake a cake for them to sell :)

Blake's Mosaics


Students have started an exciting 4 week project inspired by the paintings and poems of William Blake. Working with musicians from Wigmore Hall Learning's resident ensemble Ignite, our artist in residence Shaun and actor Charlie Folorunsho. They will be creating music, poetry and artworks. Keep an eye on their work on the special Blake's Mosaics blog.

Charity Cake Sale 28th June


Our wonderful charity volunteers will be holding a Charity Cake Sale on Tuesday 28th June at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Be sure to drop by for some delicious baking! Or even bake a cake for them to sell :)

Writers' Ink

Writers’ Ink is a new blog created by Chelsea Community Hospital School to celebrate children’s writing across our school.
Exciting writing is so much more than being able to identify a subordinate clause. Exciting writing is, in the words of poet and author Michael Rosen, ‘pleasure, stimulation, feeling, curiosity, wonder and fun and children finding their own voice.’ It is a love for language and the wonderful ways it can be used and manipulated to engage, entertain, inform and create. Take a read of the children's wonderful writing!

More Articles ...

  1. Easter Celebrations
  2. World Book Day 2016
  3. Big congratulations to our maths teacher Paul!
  4. Constellations Exhibition Opening
  5. Constellations - Music & Art inspired by Brompton Cemetery
  6. Thank you volunteers!
  7. Christingle at Chelsea and Westminster
  8. We celebrate our students' GCSE achievements
  9. Our new minibus has arrived!
  10. Many thanks to Ann, Fan, Melissa and Victoria on the cake stall!
  11. Jack and Kaylem feed the fish
  12. World Smile Day
  13. Autumn Well at School Newsletter
  14. Message from Gemma
  15. Congratulations Shaun!
  16. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  17. Olympic Velodrome visit
  18. Schools Art Exhibition
  19. Musical Time Machines
  20. Congratulations to Eddie our volunteer
  21. Big Green Footsteps final conference
  22. Learning in Hospital – From Chelsea to Cambridge
  23. Students ride at the Velodrome
  24. Students Grace & Frank receive awards
  25. Music with Wigmore Hall
  26. The lights-off event
  27. Brian Speirs receives Mayor's Award
  28. Art & Music in Partnership
  29. Virtual Tour of Collingham
  30. Finding the 'teachable' part of every child
  31. Charity Cake Sale
  32. World Book Day
  33. Art reach focus on: hospital schools
  34. Arts Award Week 2015
  35. HOPE News
  36. Christmas Activities
  37. Season's Greeting from all of us at CCHS
  38. A HUGE thank you to our fabulous volunteers!
  39. Together for education - HOPE Congress in Bucharest
  40. The Hoosiers perform for our students!
  41. Amazing Amy's Mudder Triumph!
  42. Goodbye Hadisa!
  43. Bully Free
  44. Budoor's poppy fundraiser
  45. Thanks for helping with our minibus!
  46. Ofsted report finds our school 'Outstanding'.
  47. 25th Celebrations
  48. 25th celebrations aboard the Solarshuttle
  49. Jennifer receives Pixl Special Award
  50. Hadisa at 'Guardians of the Galaxy’ Premier
  51. Congratulations to our students!
  52. Congratulations Shaun!
  53. Arts Award Week
  54. Leighton House schools art exhibition
  55. Many thanks to Harrods security team!
  56. Charity Ballet Screening
  57. The Rotary Club of Chelsea organise a Swiss music concert for the Hospital School
  58. The Rotary Clubs of Chelsea 'Spring into Summer' Concert in support of CCHS
  59. Congratulations to Collingham for QNIC Accreditation Status
  60. A Festival of Words
  61. Our staff visit Iceland
  62. A Royal Visit
  63. Cake Sale!
  64. We need your memories!
  66. Thank You to Paddington Rotary Club
  67. Hospital School SPINATHON
  68. The Digital Age
  69. Christmas Special Radio Show
  70. PiXL - The moral principle knows no boundaries
  71. Wigmore Hall Music Project
  72. Thank You to The Rotary Club of Chelsea
  73. FCCHS Newsletter 2013
  74. Big Green Footsteps
  75. Thank You Cineworld Fulham Road
  76. Dirt Biker Chris Visits Our School
  77. Article in RBKC Press
  78. Thank you to the Motcomb Street Traders Association
  79. Congratulations to Helen Damon
  80. Harrods Garden Volunteer Day
  81. Green Tokens for FCCHS
  82. Our students and staff raise £650.90!
  83. Kensington & Chelsea Foundation
  84. Grand Opening of St Mary's Schoolroom
  85. Article about CCHS in Chelsea & Westminster trustnews
  86. Leighton House Schools Art Prize-Giving
  87. Thank you to Project Linus
  88. Please vote for us as a good cause!
  89. We have achieved a GOLD status in our Arts Mark!
  90. Easter Celebrations
  91. Thank You Joe, Hayley, Scarlett & Lacey
  92. World Book Day
  93. Valentines night Zeus 'Sweet Art' benefit
  94. Nour Festival Film
  96. Carol Singing at Sainsburys
  97. International School Award
  98. The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation
  99. Crossing Borders - A Festival of Plates
  100. Plates at Leighton House
  101. Make us Smile!
  102. 8th HOPE Congress
  103. The Olympic Games by Leo
  104. The Olympic Games by Asha
  105. Our School in the Spotlight
  106. SCHOOL NEWS September, 2012
  107. First aid - child CPR
  108. Parents evening at Chelsea and Westminster
  109. Schools Summer Art Exhibition
  110. Visit to partner school in Gaza
  111. Book Launch
  112. Grand Opening of the new Schoolroom on Rose ward
  113. Thank you letters to Whole Foods
  114. Phoebe's Amazing 5km run for CCHS
  115. Headteacher Janette Steel awarded OBE
  116. Links with UN project
  117. Talking with Gaza
  118. Leo wins Courageous Citizen award
  119. A Huge Thank You!
  120. School News - November 2011
  121. Talking with Gaza
  122. Movember
  123. Grand Opening of the New Schoolroom
  124. School News August 2011
  125. Marvellous Medicine Ball
  126. Music with Ignite (Wigmore Hall)
  127. Happy Easter!
  128. The Marvellous Medicine Ball
  129. Speeches at www.wellatschool.org launch
  130. Launch of Well at School website by Baroness Mary Warnock
  131. School News March 2011
  132. Staff training day
  133. School staff choir
  134. FCCHS AGM
  135. Celebrity / Sponsor needed!
  136. International Award for our school
  137. Opening of New Hospital School
  138. Come to our opening
  139. Headteacher's News - Summer 2010
  140. Work in progress on our new school at CW
  141. Young people's engagement forum
  142. Our new school at CW
  143. Quality in Study Support (QiSS) Recognition
  144. Cystic Fibrosis Meeting the long term educational needs
  145. Marks & Spencer Easter Egg Donation
  146. OFSTED Inspection
  147. Accessibility Toolbar
  148. We've changed our name
  149. Thank You!
  150. Christingle Celebrations
  151. Your World Our World
  152. School artwork featured in 'Royal Borough' newspaper
  153. Providing Inpatient Schooling on a Segregated Ward
  154. HOPE calling
  155. Our pupils win 1st prize in RBKC schools art exhibition
  156. Farewell Chicks!
  157. Rose Ward News
  158. Melissa ran a half marathon!
  159. School Vouchers
  160. Heart and Design
  161. Charity Fundraising gig
  162. INVIGILATORS needed
  163. Poetry Fundraising Event
  164. We did it!
  165. Cystic Fibrosis Trust fundraising gig
  166. Schools Involvement Officer
  167. School News Winter 2007
  168. New Articles
  169. 100 Club Initiative
  170. Healing Art
  171. Congratulations to WCIT on their 10th anniversary
  172. Hospital School Teacher Wins Poetry Prize

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