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Children's education services

The RNOH has a Children's Education Service (CES), which is managed by Harrow Council, London. The service is part of Harrow Tuition Service and provides full time education for all patients between the ages of five and sixteen. They are able to participate in school as and when their treatment and medical condition allow.

The RNOH recognises that education is an essential part of the child's stay in hospital. The CES is also vital in enabling patients to continue their development as normally as possible, enhancing their learning and alleviating their anxiety about their school work as well as helping them and their families to cope with their treatment.

We advise parents to contact their child's school in advance and to bring in work for continuity of education. However a system has been developed for liaising with the children's home schools for guidance where necessary. The CES is also a registered examination centre which is valuable for those pupils approaching their SATS/GCSE examinations; papers can therefore be transferred and invigilation arrangements organised.

The staff at the CES work in close co-operation with the medical staff to assess the fitness and availability of patients for lessons. Parents are able to discuss educational issues with the teachers. Some patients may require a period of home tuition upon discharge. Teaching staff will be able to give information and referrals regarding home tuition if required.

The school observes the holidays as laid down for all Harrow schools.

Gail Burgess - Teacher in Charge (full-time)
Hilary Akhurst - Higher Level Teaching Assistant (full-time)
Czeslaw Slowik - Maths/Science Tutor (part-time)
Joanna Slowik - Secondary Tutor (part-time)
Marilyn Raymond - Tutor (part-time)
Mary Mulchrone - Administration Assistant (part-time, Wednesday and Thursday)

School office telephone: 020 8909 5486
School room telephone: 020 8954 2300 extension 5330

For further information on the Educational Service provided at the RNOH please contact:
Mrs Gail Burgess on 020 8954 5486 or email

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