Who is eligible for Northern Health School service?

We cater for school age students who, due to illness, have been or expected to have significant absence from their regular school. Students will need a specialist's medical certificate to meet the criteria for NHS support. They will continue to be on the roll of their regular school while they are working with our teachers and, as their medical situation improves, will then be assisted with the transition back to their regular school.

There are specific criteria as follows:

  • 10 days or more off school with hospitalisation
  • or
  • 40 days absence due to a chronic illness as predicted by a specialist
  • or
  • Involvement in a state funded mental health treatment programme


We require two forms with an admission request; a medical form filled in and signed by a specialist and an admission form filled in by a parent or legal guardian. These forms are available below:


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Application Form Click here Application Form Click here
Medical Form Click here Medical Form Click here