Hospital Education & Reintegration Service

The Hospital Education and Reintegration Service (HERS) offers teaching and support/advice to children and young people who cannot attend school because of health medical needs.

This includes the following groups:

  • Children and young people in the Children’s Ward of the Bath Royal United Hospital

  • Children and young people who require repeated admissions to the Bath Royal United Hospital

  • Children and young people recovering at home for 15 or more school/academy days

  • Children and young people reintegrating back into school/academy as and when their health needs allow

Teaching is carried out by a team of qualified specialist subject teachers. The teachers based at the Bath Royal United Hospital provide bedside teaching, individual or group teaching in the School Room on the Children’s Ward.

Teachers also provide on-site learning, 1:1 or on-line teaching for those children and young people unable to return to school/academy because of health needs.

Teaching staff always work closely with medical staff, parents/carers, schools/academies and other support agencies to make sure that children and young people receive a broad and balanced curriculum in line with their peer group.

Children and young people of all abilities are taught including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

For referral information and guidance please refer to the BANES website.

The Hive Totem Collective

The students in our service have been taking part in weekly creative sessions and this collective website, named by one of our students, celebrates their work. The website also gives a platform to showcase the students' personal interests and talents - from digital art to card tricks.

Key Documents

HERS Welcome Policy

HERS Curriculum Statement and Curriculum Pupil Checklist 2021-22

HERS Operations - Pupil Premium Statement 2021-22

HERS Attendance Policy

HERS Lone Working Policy

HERS Safeguarding Flowchart

Contact Details

For further information regarding the Hospital Education and Reintegration Service, please contact:

Sarah Dunsford, Hospital Education and Reintegration Service Manager

‘The Hive’, Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Bristol BS31 2DY

Tel No: 0117 9161110 (Extension: 265)


HIVE Display Work