The Medical Centre is an important part of the comprehensive approach to pastoral care for all pupils and staff at King Edward’s.

The Medical Centre is located in a peaceful corner of the School grounds. It is staffed by qualified nurses twenty-four hours, seven days a week who are available around the clock for emergency call-outs.  The staff work closely with Matrons and parents, ensuring pupils take any prescribed medicines, and are a first point of contact if a pupil is unwell. The Medical Centre staff provide:

  • Day to day medical needs
  • GP doctor appointments
  • Appointments for external specialists as needed
  • All inoculations are kept up to date
  • Specialised clinics for asthma, vaccinations, weight management
  • Advice on routine and travel vaccinations
  • Specialist counselling help


The Medical Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Time UK Telephone International Dialling
8am to 8pm 01428 686769 +44 (0)1428 686769
8pm to 8am 01428 686711 +44 (0)1428 686711


Full Time Medical Staff

Part-time Medical Staff

  • Nurses: Mrs Shelia Granville R.G.N., Miss Laura Sessions R.C.N, Rachel Kennedy (currently on maternity leave)
  • Health Care Assistants: Mrs Paula Pankhurst, Miss Lisa Young
  • School Counsellor: Mrs Jo. Chambard. She is available in the Medical Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4pm and 6pm for any pupil who wishes to drop in and speak in confidence on any matters of concern.
  • Independent Listener: Tessa Trollope is available for children to contact directly on 01428 653161.

General Practitioners (GPs)

We have three visiting GPs who, between them, will attend the Medical Centre four times a week. Pupils have a choice of a male (M) or female (F) doctor. Current GPs are: Dr David Triska (M); Dr Miles Scholar (M), Dr Ruth Kent (F).

Their consultation times at the School Medical Centre are:

  • Monday: 1pm to 2pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 1pm to 2pm


If you need to speak to someone who is not connected to King Edward’s we have independent professional counsellors who visit the School regularly. You may make an appointment by contacting The Deputy Head’s Office E: or +44 1428 686731 or the Medical Centre on E: or telephone: +44 1428 686769.

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