School nurses are registered nurses who have completed additional specialist training in school nursing.
Our School Nursing teams are made up of school nurses, registered nurses, nursery nurses and clinical health assistants.
The School Nursing team works across Surrey to promote physical health and emotional wellbeing in schools and in the community. This includes issues such as sexual health, illnesses, healthy eating, exam stress and bullying.
Watch our video with school nurse Charlene to find out how school nurses support young people.
Being available to young people, parents, carers and teaching staff to address any concerns about a child’s health
Providing health advice to help children and young people make the most of their education
Completing health reviews with children starting primary and secondary school
Holding health drop-ins in secondary schools offering young people an opportunity to discuss health issues confidentially
Supporting young people who have specific medical needs and providing relevant training for staff to help manage these needs
Delivering classroom-based health education
Supporting immunisation programmes in school
Leading community clinics to help children with night-time wetting
Working with school-aged children in the community who have been excluded or where families have chosen to educate at home.
Our school nurses work in partnership with parents and schools to provide PSHE (personal, social and health education) to primary and secondary school children.
In primary school, we cover topics such as personal hygiene, what to expect in puberty and healthy eating.
In secondary school, we cover topics such as positive relationships, sexual health, emotional resilience and promoting healthly lifestyle choices.
This school-based programme is part of the National Curriculum.
Our school nursing team provides health reviews in primary school for your child (in state schools) as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.
Our school nursing teams across Surrey promote physical health and emotional wellbeing in schools and in the community. This includes issues such as sexual health, illnesses, healthy eating, exam stress and bullying.
provide health advice to help young people make the most of their education
hold health drop-ins offering young people an opportunity to discuss health issues confidentially
deliver classroom-based health education
support immunisation programmes in school
We offer a text service called ChatHealth, a confidential school nurse messaging service for students at school.
Some school nurses offer drop-in sessions for young people to talk about anything that may be worrying them.
All of the issues discussed are confidential unless a child's safety, or that of others, is at risk. Our school nurses will always encourage young people to discuss issues with their parents or guardians.
We also offer a health and wellbeing website www.safespacehealth.uk for Surrey students aged 11 to 14. Please visit the section above to find out more.
Be Your Best is a free service for families with children aged 0-12 who are above the healthy weight range.
- Spelthorne team tel 01784 883 695
- Elmbridge team tel 020 8979 6464
- Epsom, Ewell and Banstead team tel 01372 730 040
The School Nursing team can give advice and information about a range of issues including early toileting, sleep, behaviour, healthy diet, dental care, school readiness, heights and weights, mental health, eating disorders, minor illnesses, internet safety and more. They can also help with referrals to other services.
Parents/carers of children aged 5 to 16 years who go to school in Woking are invited to meet the School Nursing team at a local drop-in. This child health drop-in takes place at Eastwood Leisure Centre, Albert Drive, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5RF on the first Wednesday of each month between 9.30am and 11.30am (including school holidays). No appointment is necessary and a soft play area is available for any younger children. Free parking is available at the venue.
Parents/carers of children aged 5 to 16 years who go to school in Surrey Heath are invited to meet the School Nursing team at a local drop-in. This child health drop-in takes place at Old Dean Family Centre, Kingston Road, Camberley GU15 4AF every other Tuesday between 9.15am and 11.00am. No appointment is necessary. Free parking is available at the venue.
Parents/carers of children aged 5 to 16 years who go to school in Runnymede are invited to meet the School Nursing team at a local drop-in. This child health drop-in takes place at 121-125 Church Road, Addlestone KT15 1SH on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (from 8 January onwards) between 9.30am and 11.15am. No appointment is necessary.