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Ellern Mede Schools provide education to GCSE and A-level for children and young people while they are out of mainstream schools or colleges because of their hospital inpatient or outpatient treatment. Education is provided on site at Ellern Mede hospitals. There are two OFSTED-registered schools – Ellern Mede School in Mill Hill is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, the latest inspection report being published in 2018. In 2020 we have opened Ellern Mede Moorgate School in Rotherham. Education can continue to be provided after discharge and to local children and young people from other schools and centres who have special educational needs (SEN). The schools will continue to provide education, in some cases by remote AV classes, during the corona virus outbreak.

Outstanding therapeutic education

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Ellern Mede Schools are OFSTED-registered with the school in Mill Hill serving our two London hospitals rated as Outstanding. Ellern Mede Moorgate School has opened in Rotherham led by the same excellent teaching principles. We provide education that is either privately funded, or funded by the relevant home address local authority. Education is for both patients of Ellern Mede hospitals and for young people self-excluded due to ill health. Our purpose is to support young people avoid disruption and remain engaged with their education even through difficult times. We want to hear from parents, teachers, and local authority commissioners if we can help. With our support more than 60% of our pupils have attained A or A* exam results over the past seven years. You can read a full results summary.

By law, every child under 18 has the right to receive education, even when they are facing barriers such as mental or physical ill health or disabilities. Children who attend state-funded school are usually funded for the education they receive in hospital through their local authority. Privately schooled children may apply for funding or be privately-funded by their family for education whilst in hospital.

When the right therapeutic education, centred around each young person’s specific needs, is delivered, it not only maintains their engagement with education, but plays an important part in their health recovery.

Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP)s are often appropriate to help a young person and family. We help you to apply for these and put them in place. Ellern Mede Schools also support post discharge and post educational input. We do this by working with Local Authorities and NHS Community Teams, with EHCPs to ensure support is in place for the young person and family in their own home town. The recovery achieved in full time healthcare is sustainable after discharge when this sort of support is offered.

We provide a curriculum consisting of all the core subjects which are taught to GCSE and A Level such as English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, French, Spanish, German, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Art, Art and Design, Textiles, Sociology, Psychology, Drama and Music. The breadth of the curriculum is enhanced through lessons provided, as required, for individual students, including Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE). We also provide engaging extra-curricular activities. This is the case for our new school in Moorgate, Rotherham as well.

Schools’ Ethos

The schools’ ethos is of great importance. We provide environments in which the children and young people feel safe, accepted, and satisfied with their own achievements. We promote their self-confidence. Our expert staff work closely with the health and education professionals who form part of the young person’s wider mainstream school team as well as the family. By involving everyone concerned we can all help to ensure a sustainable future for the young person. Read more about the schools’ aims and ethos.

How to refer / apply for educational support through Ellern Mede Schools

Most government school-educated young people who are inpatients at Ellern Mede hospitals are admitted to Ellern Mede Schools. The school day forms the core of each day for most inpatients, from 9.30 to 15.00 with breaks for snack and lunch. Sample Timetable. It is generally recommended that privately-schooled children admitted should also ideally participate in this education. We arrange funding wherever possible with the relevant local authority. We involve the home school and the family. Many private patients do take up the offer of this educational support with the family providing funding.

Young people who are not inpatients at an Ellern Mede hospital but who do have special educational needs linked to health that has caused them to be unable to attend school or to self-exclude can also apply for educational support to any of Ellern Mede Schools.

Post discharge from hospital, it is often an advantage for the young person to continue that school year that has commenced with an Ellern Mede School through to exam time and we seek to support this wherever possible. The Local Authority often is happy to continue to provide funding for this extended educational time.

When a young person funded by the NHS is receiving treatment at an Ellern Mede hospital, the school will contact the young persons’ home school and local authority to advise them of their admission and arrange for education to proceed and to ensure funding is secured. If a patient is paying privately, we can tailor a package for the length of stay and the specific needs of the young person, again, in contact with the home school, the family and any available funders. The daily charge for education at an Ellern Mede School is £175.

Every young person has a Key Teacher. Every young person at the point of being ready to go home, can be supported with a plan for future learning support which may include application for an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). Ellern Mede Schools are expert in making these arrangements which are reviewed annually, and stay in place until a young person reaches the age of 25.

Ellern Mede Schools Term Dates 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

Both Ellern Mede School in Mill Hill and Ellern Mede Moorgate School in Rotherham follow the same term dates, which closely match both the term dates for Barnsley in Rotherham and Barnet in London. The school year began for pupils on Wednesday 4th September 2019 and completes on Friday 17th July 2020. There are 190 school days (academic days) per year with five inset (staff training) days. To view the 2019/2020 term dates click here.

The 2020/2021 school year begins for pupils on Thursday 4th September 2020 and completes on Wednesday 21st July. Again, there are 190 school days and five staff training days. To view the 2020/2012 term dates click here.

Please visit the Ellern Mede Schools website for more information and to view school policies.

 

 

The School was last inspected in February 2018, and was judged to be providing an outstanding education for the second time in a row. The report states:

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding. Teachers enable pupils to learn very effectively through individual timetables which take account of their health needs. The provision for pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare is a strength of this school. Staff promote a caring learning environment where pupils are valued and grow in confidence.

Teenage students Ellern Mede School

SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE

Ellern Mede School based in Mill Hill is registered with The Department for Education (302/6118). It is a Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) registered examination centre (12273). Ellern Mede School Ltd is registered at Companies House: (10642453).

Ellern Mede Moorgate School in Rotherham is registered with the Department for Education (372/6004).

The relevant registration numbers for Ellern Mede School Mill Hill are: URN: 135072, UKPRN: 10017857. Ellern Mede Moorgate School’s Unique Reference Number (URN) is 147666.

 Ellern Mede schools are governed by an Advisory Board. Ellern Mede Schools Managing Director is The Proprietor, Peter Curtis.

Telephone during term time: 020 8959 7774
Telephone during holiday time: 020 3209 7900
Email the schools at [email protected] or [email protected]

The Ellern Mede Schools Advisory Board oversees teaching and learning, student progress, course outcomes and examinations, policies and procedures, curriculum and inspections, well-being and the safeguarding of children. The school is inspected by OFSTED. The latest inspection report is downloadable on this page.

Meet the Ellern Mede school team

HOW TO CONTACT ELLERN MEDE SCHOOL IN MILL HILL

Who to speak to:
School Head Teacher: Adel Shirbini Tel: 020 8959 7774
School Proprietor and Managing Director: Peter Curtis Tel:020 3209 7900

Holiday contact:
Should you wish to contact any Ellern Mede school during the school holidays please contact Ellern Mede Hospital reception on 020 3209 7900 and they will arrange for a senior member of school staff to contact you.

How to get to Ellern Mede School Mill Hill
Ellern Mede Ridgeway
Holcombe Hill,
The Ridgeway,
Mill Hill,
London NW7 4HX

Directions to get to the school
Ellern Mede Ridgeway is easily accessible from main motorway routes and is a short drive from M1 Junction 2 and M25 Junction 23.
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Public Transport Directions:
Nearest railway station: Mill Hill Broadway
Nearest tube station: Mill Hill East (Northern Line)
Local Buses: 240 & 251

 

HOW TO CONTACT ELLERN MEDE MOORGATE SCHOOL
Who to speak to:
School Head Teacher: Adel Shirbini Tel: 020 8959 7774 or
Receptionist: Tracy Kitchen at Ellern Mede Moorgate Tel: 020 3981 7252
School Proprietor and Managing Director: Peter Curtis Tel:020 3209 7900

Holiday contact:
Should you wish to contact any Ellern Mede school during the school holidays please contact Ellern Mede Hospital reception on 020 3209 7900 and they will arrange for a senior member of school staff to contact you.

How to get to Ellern Mede Moorgate School
Ellern Mede Moorgate Hospital
136 Moorgate Road corner Queensway
Rotherham,
South Yorkshire,
S60 3AZ

Directions to get to Ellern Mede Moorgate school
Ellern Mede Moorgate is easily accessible from main motorway routes and is a short drive from M1 Junction 32 onto M18/Bawtry Road/A631, Exit 1 from M18.
Public Transport Directions:
Nearest railway station: Rotherham Central, Doncaster or Sheffield
Local Buses:19, 19A, 26, 29, X1
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