Health and wellbeing for home educators


The Solent NHS Trust provides a Public Health 0 -19 and School Age Immunisation Service which offers school-aged children living on the Isle of Wight, their eligible vaccinations. These include nasal flu, HPV, the teenage booster Meningitis ACWY and Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio (Td/IPV). Age groups vary each year.

Elective home-educated children are entitled to these vaccinations which are usually offered in community clinics as bookable appointments. Parental consent is needed for school vaccinations unless a young person is over 16.

For more information, contact the Immunisation Service:

School Nurse Team

The 0-19 Team believe all children deserve equal opportunities, so a universal service is offered to children who are outside of education. They offer a seamless transition from the early years, through the formative years and into adulthood.

The School Nurse Team receives children’s health records from Health Visitors so that they can continue to perform health checks and offer support to children and their families throughout the compulsory school years.

School Nurses act as a link between you and other people and can make health services easier to reach.

You can ask to see your School Nurse for:

  • health checks including hearing/vision screening and height/weight checks.
  • referrals to specialists
  • multi-agency working
  • one-to-one support
  • drop-in clinics

The 0-19 Team also provide a professional and confidential service for parents, carers, children and young people. However, if they feel concerned about the safety of a child, they will have to share information with other safeguarding professionals – wherever possible sharing this with you first.

For more information about the School Nurse Team or would like support for your child: