Thurrock school health service

What we do

We offer health information, support, and advice to children, young people and their families who attend school in Thurrock. We aim to promote the physical, mental and emotional well-being of school aged children and young people (5-19 years) and seek to develop the skills they need to manage challenges they face in school, at home, in their personal lives or online. 

Thurrock School Health service



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The service focuses on:  

  • Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and promotion of sexual health and healthy relationship education  
  • Planned drop-in sessions for Secondary School children and young people and Primary School drop-in sessions for parents and carers
  • Supporting children at risk
  • Safeguarding for children and young people
  • Universal healthy lifestyle programmes throughout all schools
  • Routine and targeted hearing and vision screening for reception aged children
  • Development growth screening (National Child Measurement Programme) for reception and year 6 children
  • A targeted Healthy Lifestyle programme linked to the National Child Measurement Programme
  • Additional evidence-based health improvement programmes such as ASSIST
  • Health assessments for children and young people at key transitional stages
  • Working to reduce ‘risky’ behaviours (including alcohol and drug use)
  • Building strong, supportive relationships with local schools
  • Onward referrals and signposting to specialist services to further support the children, young people and families.  
  • Close working with GPs and other health services, Thurrock Council, and the voluntary sector.

Who we are

The School Health Service comprises of:

  • School Nurses
  • Community Staff Nurses
  • Health Improvement Specialist (HIS)
  • Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs)
  • Community Nursery Nurses
  • Support Workers
  • Admin

Contact the school health service

Tel: 0300 300 1526


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