Local offer Information for Wirral Hospitals’ School
“Working together to make everything better”
Wirral Hospitals’ School is an OFSTED Outstanding school (March 2019) comprising of Arrowe Park Hospital children’s ward (ward 52) and Joseph Paxton Campus.
Joseph Paxton Campus is a small school setting for children and young people, of 11-16 age, who are unable to attend mainstream school for medical reasons - all students will 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.
In 2017 Wirral Hospitals' School was awarded the prestigious Autism Accreditation Status from the National Autistic Society and was advised to apply for Advanced Practice Status due to the outstanding provision we offer for students on the autism spectrum.
Students are admitted via a rigorous referral and panel system, which considers medical evidence of needs. Referrals are usually initiated by schools, ESW Service, Educational Psychologists, CAMHS and Community Paediatricians, often following an informal preliminary discussion with the Headteacher. A significant multi-agency approach to resolving the situation must be taken by the mainstream school and family prior to a referral being made to Joseph Paxton Campus.
Age range: Joseph Paxton Campus: 11-16, Arrowe Park Hospital: 4-18.
Special Education Need + Disability: Social, Emotional and Mental Health.