Harrow 0-19 School Health Service

The service delivers a combined health visiting and school nursing service for 0-19 year olds

Grove Avenue

Pinner, HA5 5PF
United Kingdom

020 3317 2555


About the service

The School Health Service is made up of school health nurses, who are trained to identify and deliver the health needs of children that are of school age. A child’s care will be transferred from the health visitor to a school nurse at the age of five. There will a dedicated nurse for each school with more support to make sure reception-age children are ready for school.

School nurses will carry out:

  • Health surveillance: A child’s health screen that includes height, weight and vision tests
  • National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP): The majority of children in reception and year six will have their growth measured as part of the NCMP
  • General health and wellbeing advice as well as specialist assistance for children with medical needs, such as asthma.

Read our service information leaflet (opens PDF) 

Eligibility criteria (who is this service for?)

The service is for Children and Young People from five to 19 years of age who attend a state-maintained school in Harrow, or are home-schooled and reside in Harrow.

How can someone be referred?

The primary location for delivery will be Children Centres, Milmans Children’s Health Hub, health centres and education settings. CNWL will offer families, children and young people a choice of locations which best meets their needs such as community centres, general practice and, where appropriate, at home. Anyone can refer to the service.

We ask that all parents of children in school Reception Year and those who have moved into the borough of harrow, complete and send in the questionnaire at the end of this leaflet.

Service times

9 am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Home Schooling

Letter to Parent/Carer