The Health Centre
The nursing team provide health care for all RMS boarding pupils and first aid for day pupils. A qualified nurse is on duty between 7.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and is on call for the boarding pupils at all other times during the School term.
Any girl feeling unwell should inform her supervising member of staff who will arrange for her to attend the Health Centre as necessary. The duty nurse will identify the necessary care/support and will, if necessary, contact the parents/guardians.
All full and weekly boarders are required to be registered at the Colne House practice and attend an initial routine consultation with the School Medical Officer (local NHS doctors) which is part of the registration process. The GP holds a weekly surgery in school and if required, girls will be accompanied to medical appointments outside school. Boarders' health needs are managed with great care and ready communication with parents and guardians is a priority for us. Dental, orthodontic and ophthalmic checks are all arranged through the Health Centre. We understand that parents need to be reassured about the well-being of their daughter and our Health Centre staff are approachable and open.
Find out more about our experienced medical team below.
Michele Burrows, Senior Nurse
Nurse Burrows has been our School Nurse since 1997 and Senior Nurse since 2008. She trained at Mount Vernon and Harefield Hospital School, where her specialist areas were burns, plastic surgery and ear nose and throat surgery.
Lisa Sachse, Nursing Assistant
Lisa has been at RMS since 2004 and nursing assistant since 2012. Her specific areas of responsibility are our dental and orthodontic provision.
Karen Bruce, Nursing Assistant
Karen joined RMS in 2014 having previously worked as a Dental Nurse at a large local practice. Karen is responsible for the School's first aid supplies, emergency medication and care plans for pupils with medical conditions.
The Royal Masonic School really does live up to its prospectus and its promises. My husband and I acknowledge that credit is due to our daughter for her academic achievements, but equally, it is our considered opinion that her successful bid to study Law at Oxford University was facilitated by the ethos of the School and the dedication of its Staff Parents of a pupil who joined in Year 12