Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

Information for Schools and Colleges


Here at Pinderfields Hospital, Pinderfields Hospital PRU extends its warm welcome to students in Reception through to Year 14. We recognise that children and young people come to Pinderfields Hospital for various reasons, with most stays averaging less than a week. However, some may require frequent admissions or an extended stay due to their condition.

When a student joins us at Pinderfields, we aim to offer school services soon after their admission. If a child is not feeling well, and parents prefer they not attend school, we respect and understand that choice. In cases where we'll be working with the child, we promptly reach out to the school.

Our dedicated education staff strive to integrate academic, social and therapeutic progress. By closely collaborating with medical professionals, families, and schools, we aim to create a supportive and enriching educational experience for each student. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

How can schools help?


  • Nominate a designated contact within the school
  • Share insights into ongoing topics and themes.
  • Provide details on the child's current attainment levels to assist in planning tailored lessons. 
  • Stay connected with parents/carers with updates on parents' evenings, letters, and more.  

For older students missing key coursework or exams due to their hospital stay:

  • provide us with information, and we'll give support in completion.  

Our team consists of dedicated teachers and teaching assistants, including subject specialists across all key stages.

We offer approximately 10 hours of education/contact time weekly, which is adapted based on each child's needs.  Most lessons are one-on-one, either in our classroom or bedside  with a customised program for each child.

Upon discharge, we aim to send completed work home. For extended hospital stays, we provide progress reports to parents and schools.

Schools/colleges are encouraged to visit students with prior arrangement. If you have any queries about your student, please reach out to us at the office via phone or email – we're here for you!