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Home Tuition Service (for children with health needs)

Hackney Learning Trust,
1 Reading Lane,
E8 1GQ
Telephone: 020 8820 7494
Website: Hackney Home Tuition Service


Who we are: 

The Home Tuition Service is for children with medical needs (including mental health) who are unable to attend school for 15 days consecutively/in a row or cumulatively/when added together in a school year.

  • This service is for children or young people aged 4 – 16 who live in Hackney. 
  • They do not have to go to school in Hackney.
  • Home Tuition must be advised by a Consultant level doctor (not a GP). 

Note:  This service is not for children and young people who are Electively Home Educated where a family choose to educate at home and not in school. 

What we do...

Hackney Home Tuition Service provides one-to-one tuition to pupils in their home while they are unable to attend school due to their health needs.

This helps pupils with medical needs continue to make progress while they are out of school.

The Home Tuition Service works in partnership with:

  • parents
  • children
  • health services and
  • schools 

The service also supports pupils reintegration back into school at the end of the period of tuition.

Specialist Teacher for Medical Needs

Consultation and advice service for schools and families who have children and young people with medical needs.

This service offers a specialised support and advice service to schools to ensure the inclusion and care of those students with medical needs.

Note: This is a 'core service' that schools and parents do not pay for. 

Related information: 

A range of policy documents, guidance, example forms and service leaflet can be found in the download section of this page. 

See links below to other services: 

Record Last Updated on: 17/09/2018

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday - School hours

Other Details



Who is eligible?

  • The child or young person is a Hackney resident
  • The child or young person is of statutory school age
  • The child or young person is unable to access suitable education due to health needs for 15 days or more, either consecutively or cumulatively, over the course of the school year
  • The referral is supported by medical evidence of the need for home tuition from a health consultant

Referral required?


Referral Details

Referral form can be completed by schools or by any professional working with a child or young person

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have any feedback about the service you received – something you like or are not happy with; then do talk about it with the worker or manager in the service, so that they can look at how they deliver their service.

If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure; click here for more information.

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 276, 277, D6

Train: London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs

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Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

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