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Homerton School Nursing Service


Who we are:

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.

School Nursing Services (previously 2 separate services Schools Nurse and Safeguarding Schools Nurse service) will be integrated and delivered as one service as of 1st September 2018.

What we do:

Homerton School Nursing Service provides the following support to children and young people from reception 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)

Information for parents and young people:

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 on-going school 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.

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.


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

Phone: 0333 800 5100




Referral to specialist services

School nurses can refer children needing specialist support for medical assessment or to be seen by one of our specialist services, such as:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Audiologist

Your school's named school nurse is available to discuss and concerns about health provision for children in your setting and 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 – Team Admin: 020 7683 4991

e-mail: (checked Monday to Friday between 9am - 5 pm)

General enquiries contact - Lead School Nurse:

School Immunisation Programme contact:





Record Last Updated on: 24/09/2018

Time / Date Details

Session Information

Homerton School Nurse service term time only
Safeguarding service available throughout the year

Other Details

Who is eligible?

School aged 5-18 year olds and up to 19 with an Education Health Care Plan, that attend mainstream school only

Referrals to the School Health Service may be made by self-referral, from parents, schools, hospital, 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. Formal complaints are made using the Homerton’s complaint procedure 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

Yes particularly in Special School's where there are children with complex care needs. Yes – for children with medical needs recieving tuition.

How to Get Here

This is a school based service

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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.

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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