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Our new minibus has arrived!

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our brand new, fully wheelchair accessible, minibus. As it’s a bit smaller it can be driven by all our MIDAS trained staff - which means many more exciting trips for all students! A million thanks to everyone who helped us fundraise.

Jack and Kaylem feed the fish

Thanks to Jack and Kaylem for paying a visit to the secondary classroom this half term to feed the fish for everyone! They loved watching and pointing at the fish as they glided through the water and munched on their favourite fish food!

Message from Gemma

Gemma was a student who came to the Hospital School 17 years ago when she was going through a very tough time. Last week she got in touch with us to tell us about the positive changes in her life and what her time at the Hospital School meant to her. Have a read...

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Students from the community and Chelsea & Westminster were lucky enough to attend the dress rehearsal of Holland Park Opera’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. The characters were outlandish, the singing fantastic, and the sun even made an appearance!

Musical Time Machines

Musical Time Machines is an exciting new musical project taking place in our schools at St Mary's and the Brompton. Throughout June, students will be working with musicians from Wigmore Hall Learning and sound artist Gawain Hewitt, to make music for their 'time machines'. You can follow their progress on the prioject blog here: https://musicaltimemachines.wordpress.com/

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The lights-off event

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On Friday the 27th of March we are pledging as a school to not use any electrical goods all morning. We will also only reuse scrap material. We are going to find out what lessons are like without any electricity in the classroom. We are also doing a fundraiser in the afternoon from 2.30pm in aid of WWF. We will be selling books, cakes and some fantastic T-shirts, pencil cases and bags that have been designed by the children. At the same time we hope to raise awareness for Earth Hour which is at 8.30pm on Saturday the 28th of March, all around the world. Join us! Please find more information and a powerful video here: http://www.earthhour.org/

Arts Award Week 2015

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During the first week of February our students will be taking part in a huge range of arts activities including photography, puppet making, junk orchestra, meeting visiting artists, making a film and music on the computer and visiting exhibitions, all as part of working towards gaining their Arts Award qualifications. Keep a look out for some of their amazing work coming up soon!


Two of our teachers have new roles with HOPE (an international NGO which brings together teachers working with children and young people with medical needs all over Europe). Michelle is now a committee member while Marie is the official note taker for the board. www.hospitalteachers.eu

Christmas Activities

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It's the last week of school and students have been busy with a range of Christmas activities including a Christingle carol service and a visit fron Santa! The school will close for two weeks holiday but we'll be back in the New Year - Happy Christmas!

A HUGE thank you to our fabulous volunteers!

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A HUGE thank you to our fabulous volunteers Kirstel, Trish and Sue who have been running the Christmas Charity Stall every Thursday for the past 7 weeks at the Royal Brompton Hospital foyer to raise money for the hospital school. Drop by on the 18th for Raffle tickets and all things Christmassy! They also plan to be at CW Hospital foyer on the 16th.

The Hoosiers perform for our students!

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Our classroom became the newest music venue in town as the lead singer of The Hoosiers came to perform for students. One of our students Blake even debuted his own song-writing and singing, dueting with Irwin on Blake's brilliant song, 'Will You Marry Me?' A big thank you to Jamie from Roland and Kensington & Chelsea Foundation for organising the gig - what a great way to play into the weekend! See Blake's lyrics below.

Amazing Amy's Mudder Triumph!

A huge thank you to Amy our amazingly brave Learning Mentor who raised nearly £1000 for the Hospital School by taking part in the incredibly tough Tough Mudder, a gruelling 12 mile obstacle course. See below for all the details...

Goodbye Hadisa!


Today we said goodbye to Hadisa, a very special student from Afghanistan who has inspired us all with her reislience and commitment to learning. Good luck Hadisa - we will miss you!

Budoor's poppy fundraiser

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As 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War we have been learning about the history of commemoration and in particular the tradition of wearing poppies. One of our students, Budoor, age 12 was inspired to make crocheted and loom band poppies over the half term. They really look fabulous and very professional. She is selling them to raise money for The Royal British Legion. The crocheted poppies cost £3 and the loom band poppies cost £2. If you would like to buy any please contact the school office. Thank you very much! 

Thanks for helping with our minibus!

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Janette attended a civic dinner with the Mayor and Mayoress of the Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea, Rotarian President George Petrounakos and the Swiss Ambassadors wife. A donation was made from the concert at the Swiss Embassy which will go towards our new minibus – many thanks to all involved!

25th Celebrations

students-thumbAmazingly, it’s been a whole twenty-five years since Janette Steel founded the Chelsea Community Hospital School. We celebrated our special birthday with a fabulous party where staff – including our two longest serving members Mary and Brian – were joined by past students, friends, volunteers and Comenius visitors from Iceland and Ireland. A huge thank-you to Harrods for the delicious catering, all our sponsors, FCCHS and our volunteers, especially Eddie the driver. A particular thank you to Cindy who couldn't be with us but set the project in motion, and to everyone who worked so hard to make it all possible. Here's to the next twenty-five years!

Hadisa at 'Guardians of the Galaxy’ Premier

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Congratulations to our students!

congrats2Congratulations to our students who have gained Arts Award qualifications: Jane,  Kareem, Saed, Yasmine, Oscar, Samson, Denys, Joel, Danny,  Hannah,  Maria, Caitlin,  Isabel,  Amy, Jackie,  Kate, Jennifer, Ekaterina, Hadisa and Chloe.

A Festival of Words

mdx 20140409 DSCF3403 smlWe celebrated Easter and the arival of Spring with our "Festival of Words". This was the culmination of a 5 week music project in which students worked with Wigmore Hall's learning ensemble Ignite and the Fire Poet Philip Wells. We also had a wonderful performance from our new school choir including both students and staff.

A Royal Visit

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Cake Sale!

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We need your memories!

In 2014 we are celebrating 25 years of the Chelsea Community Hospital School. Before we start on the next 25 years we are taking a moment to look back and see how we got to where we are today. The plan is to collect our memories and milestones from that journey here 25years.cchs.org.uk and then to make a book with a selection of the material we’ve collected – and this is where we need your help.

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  4. Wigmore Hall Music Project
  5. Thank You to The Rotary Club of Chelsea
  6. FCCHS Newsletter 2013
  7. Big Green Footsteps
  8. Thank You Cineworld Fulham Road
  9. Dirt Biker Chris Visits Our School
  10. Article in RBKC Press
  11. Thank you to the Motcomb Street Traders Association
  12. Congratulations to Helen Damon
  13. Harrods Garden Volunteer Day
  14. Green Tokens for FCCHS
  15. Our students and staff raise £650.90!
  16. Kensington & Chelsea Foundation
  17. Grand Opening of St Mary's Schoolroom
  18. Article about CCHS in Chelsea & Westminster trustnews
  19. Leighton House Schools Art Prize-Giving
  20. Thank you to Project Linus
  21. Please vote for us as a good cause!
  22. We have achieved a GOLD status in our Arts Mark!
  23. Easter Celebrations
  24. Thank You Joe, Hayley, Scarlett & Lacey
  25. World Book Day
  26. Valentines night Zeus 'Sweet Art' benefit
  27. Nour Festival Film
  29. Carol Singing at Sainsburys
  30. International School Award
  31. The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation
  32. Crossing Borders - A Festival of Plates
  33. Plates at Leighton House
  34. Make us Smile!
  35. 8th HOPE Congress
  36. The Olympic Games by Leo
  37. The Olympic Games by Asha
  38. Our School in the Spotlight
  39. SCHOOL NEWS September, 2012
  40. First aid - child CPR
  41. Parents evening at Chelsea and Westminster
  42. Schools Summer Art Exhibition
  43. Visit to partner school in Gaza
  44. Book Launch
  45. Grand Opening of the new Schoolroom on Rose ward
  46. Thank you letters to Whole Foods
  47. Phoebe's Amazing 5km run for CCHS
  48. Headteacher Janette Steel awarded OBE
  49. Links with UN project
  50. Talking with Gaza
  51. Leo wins Courageous Citizen award
  52. A Huge Thank You!
  53. School News - November 2011
  54. Talking with Gaza
  55. Movember
  56. Grand Opening of the New Schoolroom
  57. School News August 2011
  58. Marvellous Medicine Ball
  59. Music with Ignite (Wigmore Hall)
  60. Happy Easter!
  61. The Marvellous Medicine Ball
  62. Speeches at www.wellatschool.org launch
  63. Launch of Well at School website by Baroness Mary Warnock
  64. School News March 2011
  65. Staff training day
  66. School staff choir
  68. Celebrity / Sponsor needed!
  69. International Award for our school
  70. Opening of New Hospital School
  71. Come to our opening
  72. Headteacher's News - Summer 2010
  73. Work in progress on our new school at CW
  74. Young people's engagement forum
  75. Our new school at CW
  76. Quality in Study Support (QiSS) Recognition
  77. Cystic Fibrosis Meeting the long term educational needs
  78. Marks & Spencer Easter Egg Donation
  79. OFSTED Inspection
  80. Accessibility Toolbar
  81. We've changed our name
  82. Thank You!
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  84. Your World Our World
  85. School artwork featured in 'Royal Borough' newspaper
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  87. HOPE calling
  88. Our pupils win 1st prize in RBKC schools art exhibition
  89. Farewell Chicks!
  90. Rose Ward News
  91. Melissa ran a half marathon!
  92. School Vouchers
  93. Heart and Design
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  95. INVIGILATORS needed
  96. Poetry Fundraising Event
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  105. Hospital School Teacher Wins Poetry Prize

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