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Manchester Hospitals Schools and Home Teaching Service


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital has its very own 'outstanding' school.  Led by Headteacher Sandra Hibbert, the school was judged to be good with outstanding features in is most recent OFSTED report.

About Us

ClassroomRMCH's School is based on the third floor opposite the Department of Therapeutic and Specialised Play. It comes under the umbrella of Manchester Hospital Schools and Home Teaching Service which also includes Galaxy House in the Harrington Building, the Leo Kelly Centre on Dickenson Road in Longsight and on the Starlight ward in Wythenshawe Hospital. There are 40 members of staff, including teachers, teaching assistants and administrators, who work throughout all four sites, as well as in pupils' own  homes.


Teachers and pupilsAny patient admitted to RMCH can be referred to the hospital school which adheres to the National Curriculum just like any primary or secondary school. It educates children aged between three and 19. Children are referred to the service and each morning a member of staff visits each ward where medical teams will establish of a child is well enough so to school.

Ward staff do not need to do anything else as the walking bus led by teaching staff then collects each child from every ward. If children are not well enough to leave the ward but able to participate in some lessons, they will be able to be taught by their bed.


SignThe Hospital School has classrooms on Ward 83 and Ward 84, as well as the facility on the third floor. This consists of a classroom for primary aged children, one for secondary school children, and an ICT/ technology room.




There is a morning session which runs from 10.45 am until 11.45 am and an afternoon session from between 2.15 pm and 3.15 pm. Nursery and reception aged children are taught between 9.30 am and 10.30 am


If students are in hospital when they should be sitting their exams; school staff can arranged for them to be taken in hospital.

Galaxy House

There are three classrooms in Galaxy House and students again follow the National Curriculum from 9.30am to 3.15pm each day.

The Leo Kelly Centre

This mainly caters for Key Stage 3 and 4 children (secondary school) who are vulnerable within a mainstream school setting, whether it is from a social or medical perspective. It can be used as a transition unit for those who have been in hospital or taught a home for a prolonged period.

Contact details 

Manchester Hospital Schools and Home Teaching Services
3rd Floor
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Telephone: 0161 701 0684
Fax: 0161 701 0683
E-mail: admin@hospitalschool.manchester.sch.uk