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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

hrh5 thumbWe were delighted to receive a royal visit from their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall when they came to open the Chelsea Children’s Hospital at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Cake Sale!

fcchs web thumbMany thanks to our wonderful volunteers from FCCHS who organised a Cake Sale for the school today and raised over £600. The cakes were magnificent!

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.

PiXL - The moral principle knows no boundaries

pixlr-smlIn September 2013 CCHS made the decision to join an organisation called PiXL, Partners in Excellence. The purpose of this organisation is to work collaboratively with other schools and education settings to improve the life chances of all our pupils through improved educational achievement. This is a very exciting development for us to be part of this group of over 1000.

Big Green Footsteps

group on solarshuttleWe shared a fantastic two days with our vistors from Iceland, Ireland, Italy and Poland to start our new Comenius project, Big Green Footsteps which will see us working together exploring energy awareness and climate change issues.

Congratulations to Helen Damon

helend2Congratulations to Helen Damon who has recieved a 1st for her MA Dissertation in Play Therapy from the University of Roehampton. She has also recently completed Filial Therapy training. See below for the the title and abstract of Helen's MA Dissertation.

Green Tokens for FCCHS

Friends of Chelsea Community Hospital School is delighted to have been chosen by the partners of Peter Jones Sloane Square as one of three charities to go through to the customer voting round of the department store's Community Matters Scheme.

Our students and staff raise £650.90!

race for life photo thumbOn the 14th of June Mary, Melissa, Sian and community students Abby and Evian ran the 5k Race for Life for Cancer Research! It was an incredibly hot day but so much fun, thank you to Abby and Evian for their spirit and enthusiasm in fundraising and running for such a worthy cause, we are very proud of you! Collectively we raised a grand total of £650.90!! A huge thanks to all of those who donated and supported us!

Easter Celebrations

easter thumbAt our Easter celebrations students from Chelsea and Collingham performed with musicians from Wigmore Hall. This was the result of a 5-week project with Wigmore Hall's resident ensemble, Ignite and Philip Wells (The Fire Poet). We will me making a CD of their music called Fire and Ice, and also we will also post up some video of the performance soon. Happy Easter!

World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March we will be celebrating our love for reading with World Book Day.
Members of our staff team will be coming to work dressed as a character from their favourite poem/story - so far a ginger bread man has been confirmed!


Valentines night Zeus 'Sweet Art' benefit

Graffik Gallery is currently running the Zeus 'Sweet Art' show in their gallery in Portobello Road London

They have an event on Thursday 14th for Valentines that will include the launch of Zeus's Graffiti.

Chocolate bar 50 will be on sale with 3 bars that will have golden tickets inside, the lucky finders of the tickets will receive a free piece of Sweet Art from Zeus.

Proceeds from the sales of the chocolate bar will go to The Chelsea Children's Hospital School

International School Award

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We were delighted to attend the Link2Learn presentation to receive the International School Award Link2Learn prize. Leo, our school ambassador along with our colleagues Jehan and Mohammed from our partner schools in Gaza and Jo, our International Projects Co-ordinator recieved a cheque for £750 celebrating our international school projects. Many thanks to John Rolfe and the British Council for their support of our work.

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation

A huge thank you to The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation for their kind donation of £3000 to the Friends of Chelsea Children's Hospital School, from the Edwardes Square Gala Concert earlier this year.

Plates at Leighton House

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We have been working with students from UNWRA schools in Gaza on a collaborative art project. Students in Gaza sent us their pictures of everyday life which our students then transferred to a set of plates. The plates are now on display at Leighton House as part of this year's Nour Festival.

Make us Smile!

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Can you make these men smile?
It's Movember once again – and here's our team, Martin, Steve and Robin, growing our moustaches for 30 days to raise funds and awareness for men's health.

The Olympic Games by Leo

leo opening 02 thumbLeo writes of his experience of attending the opening ceremony of this years Olympic Games

Sir Merrick Cockell kindly donated tickets for theopening Ceremony of this years Olympic Game, and here Leo, one of our past students, writes of his experience of attending.


The Olympic Games by Asha

Asha writes of her experience of attending the Closing Ceremony of this years Olympic Games.
Sir Merrick Cockell kindly donated tickets for the Closing Ceremony of this years Olympic Game, and here Asha, one of our past students writes of her experience of attending.

SCHOOL NEWS September, 2012


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Many thanks to Sir Merrick Cockell for donating his tickets to the Olympics Opening Ceremony and the closing of the Para-Olympics to students at CCHS. We have chosen two of our long term students to attend, Leo who is our student ambassador and Asha who has been a recurrent student at the hospital school throughout her school life. Both have agreed to write an article about their experience – so far Leo has said ‘ My mother and I had the best night of our lives!’

Parents evening at Chelsea and Westminster

thumbWe had a great turn out for our annual parent’s evening for community pupils at the Hospital School. Students, staff and parents showed how committed we all are to making sure that our students know how well they are progressing and are clear about what they have to do to achieve their best at school.

Schools Summer Art Exhibition

Our students exhibited a range of artworks in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Schools Summer Art Exhibition, which celebrates art work produced in schools and  encourages children and young people to pursue and develop their interests and talents in art.

Visit to partner school in Gaza

Three of our staff visited Gaza and worked with our colleague Mohammed and his students at our partner school in Jabalia. They involved the students in a range of projects:
▪ English language lessons
▪ Hands-on art
▪ 3D Design + printing
More details coming soon.

Book Launch

IMG 3855 exportthumbThe launch party at the Brompton Hospital of our book "Hospital School - A Year in the Life"  was a huge success, with all the books selling out on the night!
We have now  reprinted the book - see www.hospitalschool.org.uk/ for details on how to order

Also take a look at the great photographs taken on the night by student photographer Will Dawson.


Grand Opening of the new Schoolroom on Rose ward

Pic3Tuesday the 8th November, was a Jubilant evening – the official opening of the new school build for patients on Rose Ward, coinciding with the Royal Brompton Hospital winning a review into the heart unit closure.
Sir Robert Finch on behalf of the Royal Brompton Charity officially declared the school open, he spoke of the importance of education continuing whilst children and young people are in hospital - this was echoed by Paula Cogan, a long term patient who had spent more than 25% of her education at the hospital school. Despite her many admissions to hospital, Paula achieved highly in her exams and now at University she is a beacon to other young people who face the challenge of having a medical condition on how to develop resilience and remain motivated. Claude Lattin another former student, now studying Japanese at University, spoke of the wider impact of the hospital school, for example the support of careers counselling and relevant work experience – Many thanks to both of them for being Ambassadors for hospital education.

Phoebe's Amazing 5km run for CCHS

Phoebe_Run_006After hearing about all the work Chelsea Community Hospital School does to support her friend Daniel and the other children at The Royal Brompton Hospital, Phoebe was inspired to undertake the challenge of completing a 5km run to raise money to go towards new resources for the school.

All the children and staff at Chelsea Community Hospital School would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to Phoebe for raising the grand sum of £535.00!!!

Here you can see some pictures of Phoebe in action.





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  1. Headteacher Janette Steel awarded OBE
  2. Links with UN project
  3. Talking with Gaza
  4. Leo wins Courageous Citizen award
  5. A Huge Thank You!
  6. School News - November 2011
  7. Talking with Gaza
  8. Movember
  9. Grand Opening of the New Schoolroom
  10. School News August 2011
  11. Marvellous Medicine Ball
  12. Music with Ignite (Wigmore Hall)
  13. Happy Easter!
  14. The Marvellous Medicine Ball
  15. Speeches at www.wellatschool.org launch
  16. Launch of Well at School website by Baroness Mary Warnock
  17. School News March 2011
  18. Staff training day
  19. School staff choir
  21. Celebrity / Sponsor needed!
  22. International Award for our school
  23. Opening of New Hospital School
  24. Come to our opening
  25. Headteacher's News - Summer 2010
  26. Work in progress on our new school at CW
  27. Young people's engagement forum
  28. Our new school at CW
  29. Quality in Study Support (QiSS) Recognition
  30. Cystic Fibrosis Meeting the long term educational needs
  31. Marks & Spencer Easter Egg Donation
  32. OFSTED Inspection
  33. Accessibility Toolbar
  34. We've changed our name
  35. Thank You!
  36. Christingle Celebrations
  37. Your World Our World
  38. School artwork featured in 'Royal Borough' newspaper
  39. Providing Inpatient Schooling on a Segregated Ward
  40. HOPE calling
  41. Our pupils win 1st prize in RBKC schools art exhibition
  42. Farewell Chicks!
  43. Rose Ward News
  44. Melissa ran a half marathon!
  45. School Vouchers
  46. Heart and Design
  47. Charity Fundraising gig
  48. INVIGILATORS needed
  49. Poetry Fundraising Event
  50. We did it!
  51. Cystic Fibrosis Trust fundraising gig
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