Did you know there was a school in Birmingham Children’s Hospital?


Do you like the sound of a school where there's no uniform, you call teachers by their first names and you get to work on iPads?


The school can be found on the ground floor of the Hospital and it has a Primary and Secondary classroom. If you are well enough to come to school you will be taught in the classrooms, but if for whatever reason you cannot then you will be seen by James Brindley staff on your ward. Every member of staff will be wearing a school badge with their name on.



We believe every child matters, every moment counts


Whether you are going to be in hospital for a day, a week, a month or longer, if you usually go to school it is important you don't miss out on your education.


Our teachers take over from your own school teachers. You can go to lessons in one of the classrooms, or teachers can come to the ward to teach you















What is brilliant about the school is that as well as continuing your education, it also gives you something to do – because being in hospital can be quite boring at times, especially if you have to be in a room on your own to protect you from infection. But you don't have to be ill to go to James Brindley School. Some children go because they have a poorly brother or sister and can't get to their own school.

On Thursday 12th May 2016, here at the Birmingham Children's Hospital, we had a very special visitor who came along to see one of our Year 9 pupils, Ibrahim Aslam,  on Ward 15.

Ibrahim has been watching a television documentary on CBBC called 'Our School' which is based around the pupils and staff at Greenwood Academy, Castle Vale, Birmingham.  The narrator and star of the show is Trevor Evans, who not only went to the school as a pupil, but now works as a teacher there.  Ibrahim has watched every episode and was armed with an arsenal of questions to ask him during his interview.  Trevor was amazed about the facts which Ibrahim could recall, even being able to name all of the pupils on the opening credits!  Trevor left Ibrahim with some signed photos from the show.  This visit and interview material will now be used in subsequent English lessons whilst he remains with us at James Brindley School during his stay at the hospital.  If you want to catch up on any of the episodes, then go to  www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/our-school














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We teach across 11 sites including teaching centres and hospitals in Birmingham. We also provide support for children finding it difficult to access education outside of the home, due to both physical or mental health related reasons. We find children and young people respond best when they feel comfortable in their surroundings, which is why staff work hard to ensure that every pupil in our care receives the best possible education in a safe, stimulating and supportive environment.

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