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)
The service is for children and young people from 5 to 19 years of age who attend a state-maintained school in Harrow, or are home-schooled and reside in Harrow.
The service also delivers a combined health visiting and school nursing service for 0-19 year olds.
Anyone can refer to the service.
The primary location for delivery will be children centres, Milmans Children’s Health Hub, health centres and education settings.
We 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.
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.
Bus: 183 (Eastcote Road stop), H11, H12, H13
London Underground: Pinner Station (Metropolitan line)
The service is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (closed on public holidays)
If you need help in a crisis, please do the following
- Contact the CNWL service looking after you during their office hours
- If the crisis is during when your service is closed, there are alternative options provided by the NHS found on this page.
- If you are not already being looked after by CNWL or elsewhere within the NHS, see your GP during normal working hours as they can then refer you to a local service.
Find your closest GP on NHS Choices.