Established over thirty years ago, Bristol Hospital Education Service is an Outstanding educational provision designed to support young people who are unable to access mainstream education because of medical needs.
Ethos and values
Our aim and purpose is to reduce the impact that chronic illness or being a young parent has on students life chances.
We provide education to students when their illness or the demands of being a young parent stops them from attending their on roll school.
We work in partnership with health, education and social care colleagues to deliver co-ordinated intervention plans.
Our goal for all of our students is that they return to their on roll school as soon as possible.
We believe that students make the best progress when they are fully aware of the purpose of the work that we do with them.
Ensuring students understand the journey that they will make through our service and what their next steps are is key to our work.
We make sure that this happens through involving students and parents in reviews and the use of interactive feedback from staff.
The values we hold to support our ethos
Openness, honesty, equity, self help, social responsibility and caring for others.
The Meriton primarily provides education to young parents ( both pre. and post 16) who are not able to attend their school or college due to the demands of being a young parent.
We are able to provide a service to students from a wide geographical area and our location on Meriton Street is within walking distance of both bus and rail public transport.
Young parents are able to place their children in our on site nursery provision while they access the curriculum that we provide.
Other young people who attend The Meriton
As well as young parents, The Meriton can provide education to vulnerable post 16 young women who are not able to access mainstream post 16 provision.
The curriculum that we can offer is specific and designed to provide a step back into education in a mainstream setting.
If you have any questions as to what we are able to offer you or a young person that you are working with please contact us.