School nurse

What is the role of the school nurse?

The school nursing team provides school nursing services to all school age children and their families from school entry to sixteen years old.  Services are provided in all maintained mainstream schools.

Children and young people can be seen in a variety of settings, for example school, health clinics or at home.  The team is comprised of qualified school nurses, community staff nurses, and support workers. This service follows on from the services provided by the health visiting teams to children under five.

School nurses provide a variety of services such as providing health and sex education within schools, carrying out developmental screening, advising on individual health issues, undertaking health interviews and administering immunisation programmes.

Who do they work for?

School nurses work for Children and Young People’s Health Services Norfolk (part of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust).

Contact a school nurse

All or services can now be accessed through just one number – 0300 300 0123.

Is the role known by different names in children’s services and adult services?

The school nursing team comprises qualified school nurses, community staff nurses and support workers.