School Nursing

School Nursing is a universal service providing a link between health, education, the home and community. The role is one of health promotion, health protection and health improvement.

School nurses work with the school aged population offering key contacts including:

  • Primary One health assessment: Parents will be asked to complete a health appraisal questionnaire to consent to their child being seen by the school nurse. This assessment will include hearing, vision, height and weight checks.
  • Year 8 Health assessment:  Parents will be asked to complete a health appraisal questionnaire. Each pupil will be offered an appointment with the school nurse to discuss health promotion and complete a height and weight check.
  • Immunisations: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) will be offered to all girls in year 9. Pupils in year 11 will be offered Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio, Men ACWY and MMR if required. 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.

School nurse taking young girls blood pressure

Contact Details

Scrabo Children’s Centre

Ards Community Hospital
Church Street
BT23 4AS

Call us(028) 9151 0190

Children’s Services

Ward 24 Downshire Hospital
Ardglass road
BT30 6RA

Call us(028) 4461 3511 

Lisburn Health Centre

2 Linenhall Street
BT28 1LU

Call us(028) 9266 5181