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Children's Hospital School at Gt Ormond Street and UCH, Camden

Borough: Camden
Address: Great Ormond Street
Town: London
Postcode: WC1N3JH
Phone: 020 78138269
Fax:
Email: admin@gosh.camden.sch.uk
Website: Children's Hospital School at Gt Ormond Street and UCH
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Funded: Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age group:
Number of Pupils: 100
Latest Ofsted report (external)

Education for pupils at The Great Ormond Street (GOS) Hospital for Children began with one teacher in 1951. The School rapidly expanded into a Tuition Unit. Under the auspices of the Inner London Education Authority The School gained Special School Status with the benefit of a fully constituted Board of Governors. On 1st April 1995 The School became Grant-Maintained and then became a Foundation Special School from September 1999. The Children’s Hospital School therefore now comprises tuition at The GOS Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street and at University College London Hospitals (UCLH). Great Ormond Street Hospital is a tertiary referral centre: it only accepts patients referred by consultants at other hospitals all over the UK and indeed the world. The pupils therefore have a huge range of severe medical and/or psychological problems and hence special needs, although not always in the normally accepted educational sense.

The School is a group 4 foundation, special, hospital school, teaching school-aged pupils ranging from 5 - 19, as well as children under five with Statements of Special Educational Need. Children of all abilities and all nationalities are taught. From September 2009, The School incorporated into its remit a new Children, Families and Community Centre, called “The Centre”. This covers a 4 -19 year age-range for Out of Hours Learning, Play and Leisure; and a 0-3 year Drop-In Centre for babies and toddlers accompanied by parents or carers.

Ofsted reported that this school was outstanding in 2009.

"The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street and UCH has an international reputation for excellence in both education and care. The school admits pupils from all over the world with very complex medical problems. This outstanding school offers a stimulating, caring, supportive and positive learning environment."

 

 

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