Hospital and Home Tuition Service (Medical Pupil Referral Unit)
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.
Who to contact
Where to go
- CAMHS Campus School, Building Number 5, Entrance No. 8,
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
- SW17 7DJ
- Get directions
All classrooms are fully accessible and community based work is delivered in a setting that best meets the needs of the pupil. Where required, education staff will use an interpreter. Staff in Corner House, Deaf Unit, communicate using BSL and SSE.
- Free to inpatients and Wandsworth resident pupils
- Age Ranges
- From 5 years to 18 years
- Referral Details
All children and young people admitted to St George’s Hospital or Springfield Hospital are able to access the service during their hospital admission, no referral is required.
For Wandsworth children and young people (rising 5’s to 18) who are not an inpatient and need home tuition or intervention in the community, a professional such as an Education Welfare Officer, Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) or CAMHS need to make a referral using the Hospital and Home Tuition Service Referral Form. This collects information about the reason for referral, medical condition, strengths and the child’s needs.
- Other notes
Complaints: Initially these should be addressed to the Education staff member involved, or the Headteacher. In the case of any complaints that cannot be resolved in this way, these should be directed to the Head of Education and Inclusion Service.
To use this service the child needs to be referred through the Education Welfare Service, supported by links with CAMHS and with approval of the pupil's Headteacher.
Last updated: 28 Feb 2019