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Homerton School Nursing Service


Who are we? 

Homerton’s School Nursing Service is part of the schools based health services for maintained (local authority funded) schools in Hackney and the City of London.

The School Nursing Services was previously delivered as 2 separate services. The Schools Nurse and Safeguarding Schools Nurse service. This is now offered as an integrated service as of September 2018.

What do we do? 

Homerton School Nursing Service provides the following support to children and young people from reception class through to leaving school:  

  • Health assessments

  • Support for children with disabilities and/or additional health needs

  • Safeguarding School Health Service

  • Referral to specialist services
  • Immunisations programme (delivered by Vaccination UK)

Service information for parents and young people is available here: 

Health assessments

School Health Entry Check for children entering reception year:

• Height
• Weight
• Hearing
• Vision

National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) service for children in Year 6:

  • Height
  • Weight

Supporting children with disabilities or additional health needs

The service provides a range of care for children with disabilities and/or medical condition in both special and mainstream schools. Support may include;

  • Dedicated provision for maintained, special schools to meet the schools on-going health needs of their pupils.
  • Support for maintained schools to meet the school health needs of children with disabilities and additional needs.
  • The development of Individual Healthcare Plans for all children with medical needs, attending maintained educational settings aged 5-19 years.
  • Training for school staff and early year’s settings to increase their understanding of and confidence in supporting children with health conditions including; asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis and diabetes,

Delivery of a universal, preventative health offer that maximises the physical and mental health of school aged children in maintained schools. This may include health talks on issues such as:

  • puberty (growing up)maintaining good hygiene
  • exercise and healthy eating
  • having healthy relationships with friends
  • drop-in service for young people in secondary school

Safeguarding Children

We also offer a prioritised, safeguarding school health service to children of school age identified as:

  • Children in Need (CIN)
  • Children on Child Protection plans, and
  • Children identified as ‘vulnerable’ in terms of safeguarding

The team work with other appropriate services to ensure children are kept safe.


Referral to specialist services

Our school nurses can refer any child who might require more specialist support for medical assessment or to be seen by one of our specialist services. These may include: 

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Child and adolescent mental health services or CAMHS who are the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
  • Children’s Social Care
  • CHYPS (City and Hackney's Young Peoples Services) Plus
  • Dietician
  • Hackney Young Carers
  • Off Centre –Young People's Counselling service
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Young Hackney Services

The school's named school nurse is available to discuss any concerns about health provision for children in schools settings. They are able to work with you to resolve any issues.

How to contact us

If you have any questions please contact the service and someone will respond as soon as possible.

Homerton's School Nursing Service Administration Phone Number  020 7683 4991

Email (checked Monday to Friday between 9am - 5 pm)

For general enquiries contact the Lead School Nurse

School Immunisation Programme contact




The school immunisations programme is delivered by Vaccination UK dedicated Immunisations Team

Phone 0333 800 5100


Web Vaccination Uk website 

Record Last Updated on: 13/04/2022

Time / Date Details

Session Information

School Nurse service is available term time only
Safeguarding advice and support is available throughout the year

Other Details

Who is eligible?

School aged 5-18 year olds who attend mainstream schools. 

Young people attending mainstream schools aged up to 19 if they have an Education Health Care Plan.  

Referrals to the School Health Service may be made by self-referral from parents or by schools, hospital staff,  GPs and other health and social care professionals

For questions about individual children please contact the service. 


Referral required?


What to do if you have a complaint

Complaints can be made to a clinician or manager in the service or alternatively through the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

The service can be contacted on 020 8510 7315 or

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


SEND Personal Budget - Notes

SEND Personal Budgets are an option for children and young people using this service particularly those in Special School's with complex care needs. SEND Personal Budgets could be an option for children using this service who have medical needs and are receiving tuition because of these.

How to Get Here

This is a school based service.

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

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.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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