The Royal Brompton Hospital
The Royal Brompton Hospital is the national heart and lung hospital for the UK with a paediatric department.
As a tertiary referral The Royal Brompton Hospital treats patients with respiratory and cardiac conditions from all over the UK and the world. There are two wards Rose and Foulis, a High Dependency Unit (HDU), a Day Case Unit and a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Rose Ward is a paediatric ward, and Foulis Ward is where patients with a chronic illness transition to for their adult care. Many of the patients we work with are recurrent, and by liaising with their home school we ensure continuity in their education.
Rose Ward (4-16-year-olds)
There are three classrooms on Rose Ward that have been designed to maximise pupil access to education at this site. We have a primary and a secondary classroom in addition to a third multi-use room to support the learning needs of an individual or a group. We also work with pupils by their bedside in HDU and PICU, as well as working with pupils who are in isolation during their admission to hospital. To maximise access to education we use online learning platforms that enable pupils in isolation to join classroom sessions as well as their own community school.
The teaching team consists of one full-time primary teacher, two full-time secondary teachers, and a part-time learning assistant. We also have input from specialist music, art, drama, and ICT teachers as well as an art therapist.
Foulis Ward (16+)
On Foulis Ward post 16 students have one-to-one sessions with teachers, who can liaise with their tutors at college and university. Pupils also have access to a careers advisor to support them with education and careers advice and guidance.
The school is open 50 weeks of the year shutting for only two weeks over Christmas. During holiday times the school runs an organised Arts and ICT programme.
We are a registered exam centre ensuring that patients are able to sit exams when they are in hospital.
Chelsea Community Hospital School
The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital
Tel: 020 7352 8121 ext 82415