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Admissions

We are designated as a 42 place school for children who are inpatients or day patients on the paediatric wards or patients within the Royal Free Intensive Eating Disorder Service. We also have a limited number of places on our KS4 GCSE ‘Day School’ programme; for children who are not currently inpatients at the hospital but who would benefit from attending the school on a full or part-time, daily basis.

Admissions Criteria

All children and young people who are in-patients the Royal Free Hospital during term time are entitled to attend the school for the duration of their stay.

Children who attend as day-pupils 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 Day Pupil Place?

The school also runs a Key Stage 4 Alternative Provision programme. This is funded through an SLA.

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)