Evelina London Children's Hospital School is rated outstanding

Posted on Tuesday 4th October 2022

Headteacher Anne Hamilton and Deputy Headteacher Laura Perrett.

The school at Evelina London Children’s Hospital has been rated outstanding at its recent Ofsted inspection.

The Evelina Hospital School has retained its outstanding status since its last inspection five years ago. It has now been rated outstanding in its last four inspections in 2009, 2013, 2017 and now 2022.

Established in 1949, the hospital school was one of the first of its kind in London. It is a state-funded school in the London Borough of Southwark and taught over 1,500 students in the last academic year. Students are primarily children and young people receiving care at Evelina London.

The OFSTED inspection report commended how successfully the teachers have tailored the curriculum for each individual pupil, and recognised how teachers quickly identify pupils with special educational needs and disabilities to manage their health and emotional needs as well as their academic knowledge, including working with their home school.

Anne Hamilton, Headteacher at Evelina Hospital School, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised for our hard work and dedication, in receiving the Ofsted outstanding status for the fourth time. This is such a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of hospital schools and the role we play in educating children with medical needs.

"Our vision is ‘Excellent education, endless possibilities’ and this is the golden thread that influences all our interactions with the children and their families in the hospital.”

For more information, visit the Evelina Hospital School website.