The Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) Alternative Education Provision

The Community and Hospital Education Service is an AP Academy that exists to provide education for pupils unable to attend school due to medical reasons.  Its main principle is:


CHES aims to:

  • Ensure early identification and intervention and thus reduce anxiety for children and young people, families and schools.
  • Provide a maximum of 20 hours education per week, for all children and young people of statutory school age whose health enables them to access this.
  • Encourage close liaison with parents and carers at every stage of the process.
  • Ensure that the child’s view is taken into account at every stage.
  • Provide continuity of educational provision.
  • Promote successful re-inclusion into school.
  • Work together with other services and agencies to ensure there is a high quality educational provision for this group of vulnerable children and young people.
  • Ensure effective liaison with health professionals by schools, CHES and other AEP provision.

CHES teachers and teaching assistants visit the homes of the students and provide a personal, exciting and innovative education appropriate to the students in terms of their age as well as their educational and medical needs.  Where appropriate, this may run alongside Kernow Cyberschool.

In Patient Education at RCH (Treliske)

Education in Treliske is  provided through the Hospital Schoolroom.  We adopt a “Creative Curriculum” that aims to reduce the anxiety of a hospital stay for pupils.  For longer stay pupils, individual programmes of education are developed, including teaching programmes that support national qualifications.


The Community and Hospital Education Service converted to academy status as part of Acorn Academy Cornwall on 1 June 2013.

Further information can be found on the Acorn Academy Cornwall website.

Ofsted information about Community and Hospital Eductaion Service

Who to contact

01209 715079 (dial 2 for CHES)

Where to go

Name of venue
CHES AP Academy
Venue address
6 The Setons Tolvaddon Energy Park
TR14 0HX

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

CHES AP Academy

6 The Setons,

Tolvaddon Energy Park



TR14 0HX

Tel: 01209 715079




Inclusion details

How we make our service inclusive

Training for SEN for all staff

Staff SEND experience

Team Teach

Dyslexia Training

National SENCo Award


How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

Liaison with local schools and colleges for reintegration

Other local or national support


Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints



Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
SEN provision type
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Address: 6 The Setons  Tolvaddon Energy Park  Tolvaddon  Camborne 

Map for TR14 0HX
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