Please visit our website at East Sussex Children for information about health topics and training support for schools.
Referring to the East Sussex School Health Service is easy:
We are available from 8.30am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, including school holidays.
Text Your School Nurse
Need to speak to someone now contact us by text using our confidential text messaging service for parents and carers of children of ages 5 to 19 years and also young people aged between 11 to 19 years.
Who we are
Your School Health Team is led by registered, qualified nurses who have a specialist community public health degree. The team consists of community staff nurses, assistant practitioners, health improvement staff, school nurse assistants and administrators.
We work closely with a number of other services, including: Education, GPs, Children’s Integrated Therapy Services, paediatricians, the voluntary sector, youth services and East Sussex Children's Services.
All of our colleagues that work within schools and with children, families and young people have enhanced disclosure and barring checks (DBS); we are committed to promoting the healthy development, resilience and welfare of all children and young people.
What we do
Our focus is on promoting the health and wellbeing of all school-aged children, striving to deliver the very best care that we can. We do this by
How do you use our service
Children, young people and families can access our service in a number of ways. Children must be between the ages of four and 18.
Young people can self-refer via any of our drop in clinics at secondary school, by contacting us through our confidential texting service 07507 332
East Sussex healthy schools programme
The East Sussex healthy schools programme builds on previous evidence-based approaches developed locally and is supported by East Sussex Public Health and the East Sussex School Health Service.
The healthy schools programme brings together the following three components that support schools in taking a systematic approach to health and wellbeing:
- the school health check (helping you to achieve Healthy Schools Status)
- a new pupil survey for Year 6, Year 9 and post 16 students, my health, my school, and
- a new updated PSHE offer from the School Health Service.
The Healthy Schools programme supports schools to recognise and celebrate achievements in whole-school health improvement and provides a simple way to collate a range of evidence that will be useful for Ofsted inspection judgement areas.