The School

Our school has different learning areas for early years, primary and secondary classes.

  • Teaching takes place from 10.00am–12.00pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm.
  • The space is divided into primary classroom for the Early Years and Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 and 2, and secondary classroom for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

We also provide teaching and school services on the hospital wards.

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Children eligible for pre-school, nursery and reception class are welcomed into this area of the school to take part in play-based, motivating activities.  We encourage children to make choices and develop key skills such as listening, speaking, concentration and co-operation.  We really encourage the involvement of parents and carers in this area of the school.

This area is for pupils aged 5–11 who are able to leave the wards.

The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. Teachers aim to hear children read every day, write for a purpose and engage in discussion and drama.

Maths, humanities, computing, music and art also feature each week. Some pupils bring work from their home schools, which we support them to complete.

The secondary classroom is for pupils aged 11–19 and provides an inclusive and fun environment.

Students benefit from a personalised and targeted curriculum and take part in a variety of group interactions and activities, on a one-to-one basis where appropriate.

Specialist teachers cover maths; English; English literature; science; computer science; art; geography; modern foreign languages; history; physical education (PE); music; food technology; and personal and sexual health education (PSHE).

Students can also be supported in their work from their home schools.

The Ward School which includes the dialysis unit, is a mobile school that provides one-to-one education by the bedside to pupils who are too unwell to leave the ward.

Children work on a variety of creative activities including literacy, numeracy, computing, music, arts and crafts.

Pupils also complete work sent by their home school when in hospital.

The atrium space at the front of the school is used daily for collective school activities including cooking, PE, dance, computing workshops, art activities, English and Maths workshops.


The Evelina Hospital School was established in 1949 and became an integral and valued element in provision for children and young people at Guy’s Hospital.  In October 2005, the school was relocated to its current site at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, adjacent to St Thomas’ Hospital.