School Nursing

School Nurses work with the school aged population raising health awareness, identifying need, undertaking health promotion and sign posting them to relevant resources that can meet their needs.

They have three key responsibilities:

  • Assess, protect and promote the health and wellbeing of the school aged population
  • Offer advice, care and treatment to individuals and groups of children, young people and the adults who care for them
  • Safeguard school aged children.

Primary One: Parents will be asked to complete a Health Appraisal Questionnaire to consent to their child being seen by the school nurse. These checks include hearing, vision, height and weight – a TB risk assessment form will be sent to those pupils who did not have this completed preschool.

Year 8: Parents will be asked to complete a Health Appraisal Questionnaire. Each pupil will then be offered an appointment in school with the school nurse. Health Promotion will be discussed and height and weight measured. There will be a follow up of individual children as required.

Immunisations: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) injection will be offered to all girls in year 9. Pupils in year 11 will be offered the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio Booster, Men C plus MMR if they have not received this from their doctor. Written consent will always be obtained.

How to access this service

If you have any worries about your child’s health or wellbeing at school, please contact your School Nurse for advice at:

Scrabo Children’s Centre
Ards Community Hospital
Church Street
BT23 4AS

Telephone: (028) 9151 0190


Children’s & Disability Services
81 Market Street
BT33 0DY

Telephone:  (028) 4451 3754

Lisburn Health Centre
2 Linenhall Street
BT28 1LU

Telephone:  (028) 9266 5181