Motcomb Street Party 2013 supporting Chelsea Community Hospital Schools

Chelsea Community Hospital Schools

This is a community special school, working across four sites in London, whose aim is to ensure that children and young people, aged between four and 18, have their rights to education preserved whilst in hospital. A number of places are also held for those who can’t access mainstream school because of medical conditions.

The sites are located at:-

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, SW10
The Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital, SW3
The Collingham Child and Family Centre, W8
St Mary’s Hospital, W2

They provide access to the National Curriculum, taking into consideration each student’s individual needs and through this, they develop the whole pupil, spiritually, socially and intellectually.

“Art and Drama therapists support the children who have difficulties attending school brought about by medical conditions. This is especially important as 60% of these students have been bullied because of their condition,” said Janette Steel, Principal.

Open 50 weeks a year, teaching approx. 3,000 children, the 2010 Ofsted report rated the school as ‘outstanding’.

The Inspectors said to parents and children, “CHHS provides outstanding education for its pupils, based on extremely high quality teaching and learning.

In addition to the regular school curriculum they run Youth Club sessions after school. During the holidays they provide a full range of arts and crafts activities e.g. cookery, animation, dance and art therapy.