Children's Hospital School at Gt Ormond Street and UCH

Primary & Secondary
Special school
Great Ormond Street
Camden
London
WC1N 3JH
020 78138269
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Pupils
208
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Ages
4 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Foundation Special School
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(26/6/18)
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The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street and University College Hospital is a foundation special school on two sites. Teaching takes place in school rooms and wards at both hospitals, which are a short distance apart. Students are enrolled at the school while they are inpatients at either hospital, but remain on the register of their home schools. Students are receiving treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions. Many have medical needs which are complex and sometimes life-limiting. At the time of the inspection, 96 students were being taught at the school, but the number on roll varies on a daily basis. Over the course of an academic year the school helps educate more than 1,000 students. Students attend for long, short and recurring periods of time. The school can also offer education to siblings of children who are admitted to the hospital for long or recurring stays. Students come from a diverse range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They come from all areas of the country and from overseas. All students are supported at school action plus while they attend the school. Some have a statement of special educational needs. There are occasionally some students in the care of the local authority. The school has received additional government funding known as the pupil premium for 45 students, although the actual number eligible continually changes. Students join the school with a wide range of needs and abilities. Some have disabilities and additional learning needs and some are extremely able. There are currently no students in the sixth form. No students took externally marked examinations at the school last year. No students are currently eligible for the Year 7 catch-up premium. This school does not use any alternative education providers. There has been a change of headteacher since the last inspection. The current headteacher took up her post in September 2011. The school is part of a teaching school alliance which includes mainstream and special schools. It also contributes to a number of local and national partnerships. The school has National Healthy Schools status. It has also achieved the Artsmark Gold Award, the International School Award and the Inclusion Quality Mark.

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