About Us

"My daughter was recently in the Royal Free children's ward and I just wanted to say thank you for your support. I think the school is phenomenal and you pitch the support just right. My daughter was getting very depressed at the isolation that comes with being on a hospital ward for days. And the stimulation and company that came with the school was a real lifeline."

"I am writing you to thank you for the bedside teaching provided to my son who stayed in hospital for a month for a thighbone fracture. They were able to engage him by listening carefully to his interests and to improvise activities that were not just good for his learning, but also for his mood. They used a gentle, warm and rewarding approach, and showed a real interest in communicating with him, which improved his participation and motivation. They also liaised with his teachers from school to know where my son was at and make sure he was continuing to progress while in hospital.They dedicated a considerable amount of time to him and contributed together with the playroom specialists in making his hospital experience more acceptable, stimulating and amusing (which is an essential point, especially for children that are unwell, far from home and their friends). So thank you very much to you and your teachers for helping kids admitted in hospital in feeling less lonely and less different from their peers!"

The Royal Free Hospital Children’s School provides a safe environment where every child is valued; their personal needs are paramount and their individual educational progress is assured.

We provide children with enriching, purposeful educational opportunities using a wide range of resources. Our teachers are incredibly inclusive and aim to accommodate each child’s individual medical needs.

"The headteacher has successfully created a very positive culture and ethos amongst school staff. Adults are without exception proud of their work and of the whole team spirit of cooperation in ensuring each pupil achieves well." OFSTED 2015 

We are based in one of London’s leading hospitals and this enables access to a range of medical and psychological support for both inpatients and those pupils who attend our Day School.

The Royal Free Hospital Children’s School offers all its pupils individually focused one-to-one or small group teaching that ensures each child makes progress according to their own needs. The school provides pupils with a place to learn where there is emphasis on safety, health, care and a love of learning.


  1. RFHCS School Improvement Plan 2017-18
  2. RFHCS New SIP 2016-17 Final Review
  3. RFHCS SIP REVIEW 2015-16
  4. RFHCS SIP REVIEW 2014-15