School Nursing Service

The school nursing service provides a health service to children and young people in schools, other educational establishments and children out of school.

Led by specialist school nurse team leaders; they work all year round, including during the school holidays.

The service is confidential.

 Core services in all schools:

  • Ad hoc health assessments: relating to concerns around child protection and child in need reviews
  • Health screening
  • Care plans for children with additional health needs, for example diabetes, asthma and epilepsy
  • Children with special needs: supporting parents and advising teaching staff

Primary schools

  • Targeted school entry health assessments
  • Childhood measurement programme: reception and year six
  • Working with teaching staff to deliver personal, social and health education (PSHE)
  • Classroom based health promotion sessions
  • Parenting support at home and school
  • Healthy weight specialist nurses to support children aged 5-12 who have been identified as being above a healthy weight. (Email: Tel: 020 3049 3994)

Secondary schools

  • Confidential school nurse drop-in sessions
  • Working with teaching staff to deliver personal, social and health education (PSHE)
  • Health promotion – providing advice on a range of topics, including: sexual health, smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight, drugs and alcohol
  • ChatHealth – a confidential school nurse messaging service for young people aged 11-19 years

Additional services

  • Supporting vulnerable children – children at risk, children in need, special needs population
  • Bladder and bowel clinics
  • Specialist nurses for childhood obesity (Email: Tel: 020 3049 3994)


If you would like to make a referral to School nursing service: