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Leicester Royal Infirmary School

COVID – 19 UPDATE – Summer Term

Teaching and learning on the wards is fully up and running with just a few adaptations. Our priority continues to be keeping everybody safe, particularly our pupils.

What support is available?

  • 1:1 bedside teaching where possible.
  • Individualised learning activities brought to the bedside to complete independently.
  • Personalised guidance on work set from your home school.
  • Help with accessing the work set by your home school.
  • Feedback on work completed.

What adaptations are currently in place due to restrictions?

  • Lessons times, frequency and resources continue to be flexible.
  • The classroom is still temporarily unavailable for lessons.

Priority will continue to be given to long term or regular students.  For young people who will be staying for a short period of time, educational packs can be delivered to the bedside on request.

We will continue to provide the best learning support for our pupils however we can whilst continuing to keep everybody safe. If we can help in any way, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At the Leicester Royal Infirmary, we aim to engage inpatients of school age in learning whilst they are in hospital.  Our key aim is to minimise the impact of their stay in hospital on their education and wellbeing, allowing them to keep up to date with their classmates and the learning that they are missing out on in school. Most children are taught on a one-to-one basis due to medical needs.  This enables us to develop personalised programmes for each child, helping us to meet each child’s individual academic and emotional needs.


At Leicester Royal Infirmary, the Children’s Hospital School provides education across six children’s wards. The average length of stay is less than one week, however there are a number of children who stay for significantly longer, or are regularly admitted for treatment.

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The education team at the LRI provide education for children aged 4-16, and occasionally supporting post 16s also.

The education team work closely with the child’s own school to plan an appropriate curriculum which meets the child’s academic and current health needs.

Education is available to students a few days after their admission, provided they are well enough. The education team liaise with parents and medical staff to devise an offer which is suitable. Currently we are able to offer up to 10 hours of education per week, taught on a 1:1 basis.


We are delighted with the feedback from our most recent (June 2017) Ofsted inspection:

‘Pupils benefit from far-reaching and highly effective personal support. It greatly improves their ability to gain access to learning. Strategies to support pupils are personalised and allow them to learn at the right pace in relation to their health. Pupils appreciate the extra help. One pupil said, ‘This school really makes a difference.’

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Children's Hospital School University Hospitals of Leicester - NHS Trust Leicester Royal Infirmary - Leicester LE1 5WW
Tel: 0116 258 5330 Fax: 0116 229 8142