Posted on Monday 18 February 2013
The atrium school
The school based at the Evelina Children’s Hospital has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Being in hospital does not always mean patients can avoid school. The school teaches around 1,500 children and young people aged 2-19 each year. Pupils are inpatients, outpatients or siblings of patients at the Evelina Children’s Hospital.
Classes are taught in its specially designed facility in the atrium of the hospital. Patients too unwell to access the atrium school are also taught at their bedsides on the wards, and children who regularly come in for dialysis are taught on the dialysis unit during their treatment.
The recent Ofsted inspection found that the school: “has a visionary head teacher ably supported by her skilled and committed staff, is dedicated to achieving outstanding outcomes for all pupils.
“All groups of pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, make outstanding progress.
“Pupils enjoy their learning and say they feel happy, safe and secure at the school.”
Find out more about the school