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Telephone: 01942 244 000

School Nursing

What our Wigan Borough School Nursing service does
We aim to provide a high quality service to all school aged children and young people in the Wigan Borough by:

  • providing prevention and early intervention services
  • health screening
  • addressing key public health issues
  • for example sexual health
  • emotional health and wellbeing issues
  • obesity
  • drug, alcohol and tobacco misuse.

We aim to work with other professionals and agencies in order for children and young people to stay healthy, achieve and attend school.
We deliver the national immunisation programme across the school aged population.
As well as our core offer, we provide support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by providing information, signposting and referring onto other appropriate professionals.



Who we see
We see children and young people aged 5-19 years.
Universal is offered to every child.
Universal Plus is when your child needs further support.

The School Nurses will provide support in writing individual care plans with parents/carers and school staff, they will liaise with other professionals and will provide training in schools around anaphylaxis and auto-injector adrenaline pen.

Universal Partnership Plus when your child needs extra support in partnership with other services.

School nurses can contribute to a child/young person’s Education and Health Care plan if requested to do so and work with other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
School Nursing staff see children and young people who live and attend schools in the Wigan Borough and also those children and young people who attend schools in the Wigan Borough but live outside of it.

About our staff
Wigan School Nurses are registered nurses with a specialist qualification in Community Public Health.
They are responsible for the leading and delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 years.
Our team also comprises of Community Staff Nurses who are qualified nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Senior Health Care Assistants and Health Care Assistants.

Where we work
We offer services in a range of settings including mainstream and special schools, community clinics and the child/young person’s home.
The majority of buildings we use are fully accessible should you need wheelchair access, but if you are at all concerned please contact us before your appointment so we can support your needs.

Contact us
View our full list of schools with the location and telephone number of your child’s school nurse.

Drop-in and Clinic in a Box sessions
School Nurses hold weekly drop in clinics and clinic in a box sessions in Wigan High Schools across the Wigan Borough.
These sessions are for pupils to access the School Nurse over a range of issues: general health and wellbeing, mental health and sexual health.

 School  Day  Type
 Atherton Community High Monday Enhanced Service
 Bedford High Wednesday Drop in only
 Birchall High Wednesday Enhanced Service
 Cansfield High Monday Enhanced Service
 Dean Trust High Monday Enhanced Service
 Deanery High Wednesday Enhanced Service
 Fred Longworth High Monday Enhanced Service
 Golborne High Thursday Enhanced Service
 Hawkley Hall High Wednesday Enhanced Service
 Hindley High Thursday Enhanced Service
 Lowton C of E High Tuesday Enhanced Service
 Newbridge Learning Community Monday Enhanced Service
 Rosebridge Academy Tuesday Enhanced Service
 Progress Schools Wigan Tuesday Enhanced Service
 Shevington High Monday Enhanced Service
 St Edmond Arrowsmith RC High Tuesday Drop in only
 St John Fisher RC High Tuesday Drop in only
 St Peters RC High Monday Drop in only
 St. Mary’s RC High Wednesday Drop in only
 Standish High Thursday Enhanced Service
 Three Towers Academy Friday Drop in only
 Westleigh High Monday Drop in only
 Wigan UTC Tuesday Enhanced Service


Young people are encouraged to talk with their parents/carers about health issues that are worrying them.
Depending on their level of understanding a young person may be able to give their own consent to talk to a health professional.
Although School Nurses offer a confidential service there are times when the School Nurse will need to share that information with other professionals.
If a child/young person, parent/carer or another professional wishes to speak to a School Nurse they can contact the Duty School Nurse.

This service is available Monday-Friday, excluding bank holidays, from 9.00am-1.00pm on the following contact numbers:
Boston House: 01942 482111
Pemberton Clinic: 01942 483739
Hindley Town Hall: 01942 483889
Golborne Clinic: 01942 483558
Astley Clinic: 01942 483008
 

Support for children/young people with additional needs – Wigan Borough School Nursing
As well as our core offer, we provide support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by providing information, signposting and referring onto other appropriate professionals.
All staff are fully informed about the SEND agenda and nurses with specialist interests are also located in the School Nursing teams.

Wigan Council - Special Educational Needs and Disability - Local Offer

How to use your School Nursing Service
We have an open referral system; anyone can refer to the School Health service including the child/young person, parent or carer.

The referral may be verbal or through a service referral form.

The referral form is available or by contacting the duty School Nurse, this service is available Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays between 9.00am and 1.00pm on the following contact numbers:

Boston House: 01942 482111
Pemberton Clinic: 01942 483739
Hindley Town Hall: 01942 483889
Golborne Clinic: 01942 483558
Astley Clinic: 01942 483008