This service, provided by Wandsworth Council, provides continuity of education for children and young people (rising 5 to 18 years) who are not able to attend school for a medical reason.
The service works with children and young people aged 5-18 who have been admitted as an inpatient to St George’s Hospital in Tooting or to the inpatient unit at CAMHS (Springfield University Hospital). It also provides education for pupils who have a diagnosed medical condition preventing them from attending school, have mental health issues (including school phobia or chronic anxiety), are pregnant teenagers or young mothers.
The service is delivered in different medical settings or the pupil's own home, depending on circumstances. The Service is based across two sites: Springfield University Hospital and St George’s Hospital, both located in Tooting. There is also a range of support for children and young people in the Wandsworth community.
The Hospital and Home Tuition Service:
- enables pupils to access as much education as their medical condition or pregnancy allows;
- maintains the momentum of pupils education;
- provides up to ten hours teaching per week where the pupil’s condition allows;
- supports pupils to reintegrate to school as soon as practically possible and track pupils on discharge to ensure successful outcomes; and
- work in partnership with parents, medical and educational professionals, outside agencies and stakeholders, to minimise interruption and disruption to the education of pupils.
Please call the Hospital and Home Tuition Service for more information.
Click here to read the Ofsted inspection report for this service.