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About Us

   

                                  

Welcome to the About Us section of our website. Use the side menu bar to find the information you are looking for. 

If there is anything else you would like to know, please contact the school directly. 

 

Who are we?

Wirral Hospitals' School consists of Joseph Paxton Campus and Ward Teaching at Arrowe Park Hospital.

Joseph Paxton Campus is a small school setting for children and young people who unable to attend mainstream school and have been referred through medical services.

The nominal roll caters for 80 students at KS3 and KS4. All students have medical needs which often involve aspects of mental health, e.g. anxiety, depression, self- harming, eating disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and personality disorders. These are often combined with developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

Provision at JPC is available for young people up to full time education. Where full time provision is not appropriate for a student, however, the provision can be directly tailored to the health and wellbeing of the young person in consultation with health and other professionals.

Ward Teaching at Arrowe Park Hospital takes place at the bedside and is designed to ensure that students stay up to date with their education during any stay in hospital. Where appropriate, teachers will liaise with students' mainstream school to ensure that the education being delivered best fits the needs of the young person. This is dependent on several factors, not least the length of time the young person is likely to remain in hospital.

 

 

Brodie, a student in Year 9 researched Joseph Paxton and has writen the article below.

As everyone knows, our school is called ‘Joseph Paxton Campus’ however do you know why the school is named after a 19th century person? Well Joseph Paxton is a famous architect/landscaper who designed Birkenhead Park which sits behind the school. It opened on the 5th April in 1847 as one of the first public parks in the world. (It also inspired the design of Central Park in New York) Sadly the Park fell into neglect towards the end of the 20th century, being only recently restored. Restoration continues to try and return it to its former glory.

The Park took 5 years to be built and was designed to be natural rather than neat structured gardens. The original land that the park was built on was actually a marsh land which meant several miles of drainage pipes had to be laid to drain the water from the marshy land.

The parks boathouse is actually our logo for the school.

Here are some interesting facts:

  • During the First World War the park was used as a training ground for soldiers.
  • During the Second World War a spitfire crashed landed in the park.
  • The Swiss Bridge was modelled after Swedish bridges .
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