Welcome to Sutton Tuition and Reintegration Service (STARS)

STARS is a medical pupil referral unit for children and young people, 5-16yrs, with complex medical needs, who reside in the London Borough of Sutton. We provide education for pupils who are unable to attend their mainstream school, reintegrating pupils as soon as they are well enough.

The service is based at the Drapers centre, where we provide 25 hours education for pupils referred in KS3 and 4. The service also operates over a number of sites in Sutton. We also have a schoolroom at the Royal Marsden Hospital and provide bedside teaching at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children.

Vision Statement

Empowering Every Child to Engage with Education.

STARS' Mission

To provide an environment where young people with medical needs are able to access a high quality education, enhance social confidence and successfully reintegrate into mainstream provision.

Safeguarding Statement

Sutton Tuition and Reintegration Service takes all aspects of safeguarding and child protection seriously. The health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, members of our Management Committee and volunteers to share this commitment and be fully aware of their responsibilities.

We have robust recruitment and child protection policies in place as well as behaviour policies and a staff Code of Conduct. All staff are trained appropriately in child protection, safeguarding, PREVENT and relevant staff trained in safer recruitment. We audit our compliance annually with support from the Local Authority.

Our safeguarding policy ensures that all members of the school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection.
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern.
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding.
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse.
  • Fully support the School's commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

STARS has five members of staff on the Designated Safeguarding team. Details are below.

If you have any concerns about your child, another pupil or a member of staff please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Designated Safeguarding team who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help.

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding compliance letter to schools

The Designated Safeguarding Lead in this school is:
 Beverley Williamson, Headteacher 0208 404 3124

Other staff trained in Child Protection:

Deputy Headteacher: Deborah Gifford 0208 404 3124

Senior Social Worker: Nadia Ward 0208 404 3124

Assistant headteacher (SENco): Maggie Pursglove 0208 404 3124

Data Protection Policy (GDPR)

The Designated Data Protection Lead in this school is:

Data Protection Officer: Breina Carter 0208 404 3124

Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Ofsted - Outstanding Provider

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Worried about a child


Mental Health Awareness

If you are concerned about your child's mental health, in the first instance contact the following numbers to discuss concerns and the assessor will then decide whether your child needs to go to A&E or not

The numbers are as follows:

Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm
and Weekends 9am-9pm
020 3228 5980

Mon-Fri 10pm-9am
and Weekends 9pm-9am
0800 028 8000

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