Whittington Hospital Classroom

The medical PRU is a short term, transitional education service which caters for students who are unable to attend school because of their medical needs.  Classroom-based teaching is provided at the Whittington Hospital and at ‘The Lodge’, based at New River College’s Elthorne Road site.
Islington residents who have been referred by a consultant and the Securing Education Board (SEB) are also eligible for home teaching.
Pupils taught at the Whittington Hospital site are short stay, with an average admission of two to three days.  Pupils receiving home tuition and those at The Lodge all have longer term illnesses, with the majority of pupils at The Lodge having special educational needs and being under the care of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
The hospital classroom is situated on the paediatric ward (IFOR ward) within The Whittington hospital and is part of New River College Medical PRU. It provides the opportunity for children to continue their education while on the ward as patients. This is delivered through topic themed lessons and/ or individualised lessons depending on their need.
Staff work as part of a multidisciplinary team including medical staff and external professionals to ensure children have the best opportunity and outcome irrespective of their time in hospital.

Opening and Closing Times

Monday - Friday
  • Morning sessions 09:30-12:15
  • Lunch 12:15- 13:15
  • Afternoon sessions 13:15-15:00
If your child requires access to a laptop or ipad for remote learning, please feel free to let your nurse know and they will contact us before 09:30.


Whittington Hospital Class
Ifor Ward
Whittington Hospital
London N19 5NF
Tel: 020 7288 5587
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