Special school nursing service

  • The aim of the special school nursing service is to work in partnership with parents, school staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive, efficient and accessible service which will support children with complex health needs and those requiring medication during school hours.

    The special school nursing service works closely with education staff providing appropriate training and support to ensure the child’s educational potential is reached and not hampered by unmet health needs.

    There are four special schools in West Hertfordshire with a special school nurse on each site during school hours term-time only:-

    • Breakespeare
    • Meadow Wood
    • Watling View
    • Woodfield

    Approximately 300 children attend these schools and can be supported by the special school nursing services.


    Breakspeare School
    Gallows Hill Lane
    Abbots Langley
    WD5 0BW
    Telephone: 01923 265286 

    Meadow Wood School
    Coldharbour Lane
    WD23 4NN
    Telephone: 0208 421 8665 

    Watling View School
    Watling View
    St Albans
    AL1 2NU
    Telephone: 01727 850560 

    Woodfield School
    Malmes Croft
    Leverstock Green
    Hemel Hempstead
    HP3 8RL
    Telephone: 01442 221367

    Children's community nursing service offer

How the service is provided

  • The special school nursing service provides skilled nursing care to meet the health needs of children with severe learning difficulties and/or physical and neurological impairment who attend special schools.
  • The special school nursing service provides training and support to education staff.

Who is eligible for the service

  • Any child accepted onto the school education register is automatically admitted into the service.

Patient experience

If you would like to share your story, please contact the Patient Experience team on 01707 388036 or email pals.hchs@nhs.net.

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