Who we are

The Hospital and Home Teaching Service is part of Bolton's Pupil Referral Unit. Children that are sick or injured and are off school for three weeks or more are entitled to be educated at home, at the Roscow Fold Centre or in hospital.

The service offers

A continuation of the National Curriculum entitlement in English, maths and science, together with other subjects, where possible.

What the service does

  • Liaise with the child’s school
  • Mark work where appropriate
  • Provide reports to the child’s school detailing the work covered
  • Return completed work

We may have to review the support your child receives if any of the following occur on three successive occasions or on more than four occasions in any four week period:

  • There is no one at home when the teacher calls
  • The teaching session is cancelled for no valid reason
  • The child refuses to co-operate
  • The environment is unsuitable for effective teaching and learning.

The service may be withdrawn if there are concerns that the ill health does not appear to be  genuine OR supporting medical evidence cannot be provided.

The service is for

  • Pupils resident in Bolton and normally on the roll of a school
  • Pupils who are expected to be in hospital for five school days or more, OR to be at home through illness for more than three weeks

The aims of the service are:

  • To provide a continuing education for pupils who are out of school for medical reasons
  • To offer three, 1 3/4 (one and three quarter) hour sessions per week for pupils at Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 
  • To promote their effective return to school

We can only offer education in the short term. We do not provide long term alternative education. Our aim is to return pupils to their mainstream school as soon as possible.

Education in hospital or home

Roscow Fold Primary School

Stephens Street



Telephone 01204 333127
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