Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster School Health Service

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Contact details

Westminster School Health Team
Tel: 020 7758 0736

Kensington and Chelsea School Health Team
Tel: 020 3317 4460

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) School Health Service provides specialist nursing care, advice and support to school-age children and their families with a focus on:

  • Staying healthy
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Weight management
  • Sexual health
  • Drugs and alcohol-related problems
  • Stopping smoking.

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The service will adapt and change to respond to the health needs of children and young people, by providing:

  • Increased support for transition to primary school
  • A consistent offer to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
  • School nurses trained up to be Tier 1 mental health workers
  • A confidential drop in service for young people at schools, in addition to school nursing support via drop-ins and bookable appointments.
  • Improved access to services including more flexible contact hours and delivery formats
  • A focus on emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

This service has been designed based on feedback from children and young people, parents and carers, members of staff, and other stakeholders.

Eligibility criteria (who is the service for?)

The service supports children and young people aged five to 19 attending mainstream and special schools in KCW.

How can someone be referred?

Generally, children are transferred to the School Nursing Service from the Health Visiting Service once they reach five years old. Schools highlight healthcare needs to their named school nurse so a referral is not necessary.

Can I use NHS E-Referral (formerly Choose and Book) to arrange my first outpatient appointment?

No. The service is delivered in schools so an appointment is not necessary.

Service times

Services are available from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday during term time and 9am to 5pm during school holidays. Outside normal working hours, please leave a message and a member of the team will respond as soon as possible.

If you have any general questions about school nursing email