Hospital row

17th May 1996 at 01:00
A row has broken out over an opt-out decision taken by a hospital school.

Leicester Royal Infirmary's school teaches child patients, and give out-reach tuition to children across the county. Now teaching unions and local authorities say parents and teachers have not been consulted about opt-out, and are starting a campaign to make the school think again.

Opt-outs usually have to be agreed by a ballot of parents, but this does not apply to hospital schools, who have no fixed register of pupils. The final decision lies with the Education and Employment Secretary.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today