The Schoolroom provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment for all children and young people between Reception and Year 13 who are currently receiving treatment at The Royal Marsden Hospital either as an inpatient or outpatient. Older pupils are often taught in the Hub area of the Teenage Cancer Trust Ward and if a child is too unwell to attend the Schoolroom or is required to stay in isolation we are also able to offer bedside teaching. We work closely with our therapy and medical colleagues and our flexible approach allows children to fit school around their medical needs.
The Schoolroom is open between 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3.30pm every weekday during term time. For our youngest pupils, we recommend a maximum of one hour of teaching in the morning and afternoon. The teachers work hard to provide normality through education, to prevent anxiety about schoolwork, maintain continued progress and foster positive social interactions with peers.
The Schoolroom is run and managed by Sutton Tuition and Reintegration Service (STARS) in partnership with The Royal Marsden. The Schoolroom is staffed by a core teaching team, with additional support given by specialist tutors and administrative staff.