Education for ill children

The Hospital Education Service offers teaching to children who miss school for long periods because they’re in hospital or too ill to attend school.

Who can use the service

The Hospital Education Service is for pupils who miss school because of severe or chronic ill health, including serious mental health. The service also helps students who frequently need hospital treatment followed by periods at home or in school.

Pupils are referred to us by health professionals.

What the service aims to do

We help minimise disruption to pupils’ education.

We teach children in hospital, at our base or where they live, and we aim to teach a broad and relevant curriculum that’s suited to their needs.

You can find out more at the Hospital Education Service website.

Contact information

Hospital teachers are based in the Bristol Royal Hospital For Children and Riverside Adolescent Unit. Teachers working with students where they live are based at our main base at Redhouse Centre.

For general enquiries or enquiries about home tuition, contact the head of the service, Jim Bowyer, at the Redhouse Centre. If you’re enquiring about pupils in hospital or units, contact the relevant site.

Contact information

Bristol Hospital Education Service

Redhouse Centre

Heggard Close

Bristol, BS13 7SE

Opening Hours

Tel: 0117 377 2377

Bristol Royal Hospital For Children

Paul O'Gorman Building

Upper Maudlin Street

Bristol, BS2 8BJ

Opening Hours

Tel: 0117 342 8263

Riverside Adolescent Unit

Blackberry Hill Hospital

Manor Road

Bristol, BS16 2EW

Opening Hours

Tel: 0117 340 4878