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School Health Nurse

Corona Virus update

While school is closed to the majority, the school nursing service continues.

  • Working hours – Monday – Friday 9am-3pm.
  • Mobile: 07765 404212 / 01865 904225 (text or call)
  • Email: /
  • Through your Deputy Year Leader - who will liaise with me directly and arrange an appointment (reason for your appointment does not need to be shared with staff)


  • Ideally, I would like to speak with you on the phone or via email first, in order to understand the nature of your concern.  At which point we can plan for ongoing support.
  • If you have any urgent concerns and cannot reach the school nursing service, please contact your GP surgery or dial 111 the NHS non-emergency help line.
  • For general advice about services to support young people in Oxfordshire please visit –
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Kate Lay is a registered specialist community public health nurse employed by Oxford Health Foundation Trust and based here at The Cherwell School on south site.

She provides unbiased, non-judgmental health education & support to students and is an integral member of the safeguarding team.

Key features of her role -

  • Puberty & relationships support
  • Mental health support & referral to specialist services
  • lead for immunisation program
  • Sexual health services
  • LGBTQI + support
  • Support for staff managing medical conditions in school
  • Safeguarding & risk taking behaviours





Information With Regards to Kate Lay Cherwell School Nurse

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