Chelsea Community Hospital School (CCHS) is a community hospital school providing education for children while they are in hospital.
The school also teaches students who cannot access mainstream education due to medical or mental health conditions.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster is a large general hospital in south-west London. The hospital has 60 paediatric beds including an adolescent ward and a burns unit. Specialities include sickle cell anaemia, orthopaedics, gastric and other acute and chronic medical conditions.
The school provides education for the three children's wards - Neptune, Mercury and Jupiter - as well as Saturn (a paediatric ward for day-patients located on the 4th floor), and the burns unit (located on the fifth floor). There are two well-resourced classrooms, one on Neptune Ward and one on Mercury Ward, providing access to the National Curriculum at all Key Stages. Children are taught in the classrooms, or if they are unable to leave the ward, by their beds.
Referrals to CCHS must be made by health or medical professionals. The referral form is available by clicking here.
For more information on how Chelsea Community Hospital School supports children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), please download the school’s SEN Information Report