Hospital Education Service

What do we do?

  • We teach pupils with medical needs when they are unable to attend school by providing continuity of education suited to their needs, ability, age and health at the time.
  • We work in partnership with parents, educational and medical professionals to minimise the interruption and disruption to education.
  • We aim to ensure that all children and young people with medical needs have access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum consistent with the national curriculum.
  • We aim to provide early integration to school or alternative educational provision.

Who can access the service?

  • Pupils with severe or chronic forms of illness or ill health which result in significant periods away from school.
  • Pupils with serious mental health difficulties which result in significant periods away from school.
  • Pupils who experience ill health as a result of specific incidents such as road accidents which result in significant periods away from school.
  • Pupils with a condition which requires periods of hospital treatment interspersed with periods at home or in school.


Where do we work?

Hospital teachers are based in The Bristol Royal Hospital For Children, Riverside Adolescent Unit. Lumsden Walker Service and teachers working with out of hospital students based at our main base Fairfield Resource Centre.

More information about what’s available from our service is available in HES Service Provision details (pdf, 20 KB) (opens new window) .

How to contact the service?

Full details of how to get in touch are available in how to contact the HES. (pdf, 9 KB) (opens new window)

Contact information

Bristol Hospital Education Service

Jim Bowyer, Fairfield Resource Centre

Fairlawn Road

Bristol, BS6 5JL

Opening Hours

Tel: 0117 377 2377

Fax: 0117 377 2380