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Becton School and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital

The Sheffield Children’s Hospital and The Becton Centre follow the same principle which is to reduce the detrimental effect of illness whether physical or mental on the education of sick children and young people. Admission is outside the control of Becton School and The Sheffield Child’s Teaching Team as we are guided by the medical referring bodies.

At the point of admission pupils will:

  • Be aged 5-18 years in Becton
  • Be aged 5-16 years in Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • Be a resident of the United Kingdom (UK
  • Be a resident in a country other than the UK where permission has been sought to educate that pupil
  • Be present in Sheffield Children’s Hospital  for a period of 3 school days or more or be a frequently recurrent patient

On admission, an educational programme will be agreed after liaison with the “home” school. The educational progress of pupils will be reviewed and reported to the parents/carers at least termly.

Kenwood Centre

Kenwood Centre provides education for pupils with and Autism Spectrum Diagnosis who have a history of being unable to attend school.  The Kenwood Centre offers placements to students who have a statement of special needs or an Education and Health Care Plan (EHC). The school caters for students  who:

  • are of secondary school age,
  • have a diagnosis of ASD,
  • have had or are receiving input from CAMHS/Ryegate
  • experience significant anxiety or associated mental health issues due to their ASD

Interested parents/carers are welcome to contact the school and speak to James Gibson the Headteacher. The centre accommodates parental/carer visits through an appointments system. Please ring the centre on 0114 2557679 if you wish to visit.

The Local Authority approve and organise placement of students to the Kenwood Centre and you are encouraged to speak with them over issues related to the possibility of placement or a change of placement. The SEN team would be a first point of enquiry and can be contacted on 0114 2735679.


Outreach Provision:

The Outreach Team provides:

  • Education for those children 5-16 unable to attend their normal place of education and require to be educated at elsewhere because of illness
  • Support for pupils re-integrating into school after a period of illness

Pupils are referred directly for Outreach Teaching by a hospital or community consultants. Pupils will have access to a continuum of provision from individual support to reintegrate to small group education at Sheaf Vocational Centre depending on medical advice. Alongside the pupils' home schools we aim to provide as much education as the pupils are medically deemed fit enough to access.

At the point of admission pupils will be a resident in Sheffield

The Outreach Team also provide educational provision for pregnant school-girls and school-aged mothers for up to 18 weeks.