RFHCS is designated as a 42 place school for children who are inpatients or day patients on the paediatric wards or patients within the Royal Free Eating Disorder Service.
We also have a limited number of places on a number of alternative programmes. These referrals and any additional referrals to our Outreach Teaching Service are made through our monthly Camden School Inclusion Panel meeting. The Terms of Reference for the panel are attached below.
There is more detail on our programmes in the 'LEARNING' section of this website.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY OR ACCEPTANCE INTO ONE AREA OF THE SCHOOL DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEE ENTRY ONTO OTHER PROGRAMMES
All children and young people who are inpatients or daypatients at the Royal Free Hospital or Queen Mary House during term time are entitled to support from the school for the duration of their stay.
Children who attend our other programmes as outpatients must have medical needs and/or a diagnosis of mental health problems and be engaged with medical or mental health services. They will be children who, for whatever reason, are currently having difficulty attending their own school.
Who Refers a Child for a Place?
A range of professionals make enquiries to the school including -
- Education Welfare Service
- Camden SENs Department and/or Medical Needs Inclusion Team
- Educational Psychologists
- School Heads of Year and SENCOs
Due to the specialist nature of the programme, a referral must be supported from either -
- A Paediatric Consultant
- A Consultant Psychiatrist
The school will consider referrals from outside Camden but it is necessary to contact the Headteacher to discuss the child’s needs. Priority is given to pupils resident in Camden or currently attending Camden Schools (see Admissions Policy)