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Melbury College

Melbury College

A partnership that includes Melrose Secondary & Primary Schools, Canterbury Campus, Lavender Campus, Whatley Campus and Cobham Court.

Welcome from the Headteacher

At Lavender Campus, we offer high quality, bespoke education provision for students of compulsory school age (5-16), who live in Merton and who are too unwell to attend their home school because of medical and/or mental health needs

My name is Jessica Husaini, the Head of Lavender provision. Welcome to our site where I hope you will be able to find the answers to the questions you may have.

If a child is unable to attend school because of a mental or medical health condition, we can provide bespoke and ambitious on going learning until they are well enough to reintegrate back into school or college.

We offer a variety of services:

  • Outreach work: home tuition and in community provision.
  • Reintegration back into school after a period of absence
  • KS4 provision
  • A combination of the above depending upon the individual needs of the student.

We hold high expectations for all of our students, in all spheres of education and engagement. In Lavender our students concentrate on GCSE /Entry Level exams in core subjects alongside a well-established programme of well-being and extra-curricular activity.   Our outreach teaching follows the home school’s curriculum where the frequency of tuition will be appropriate to however much the student’s condition allows.

We offer an enhanced PSHE curriculum, with an onus on building resilience and self-esteem amongst our young people.  In year 11, we provide careers and academic pathway information and support students in finding the right post 16 placement. In the following Autumn term we offer transition support to encourage ongoing engagement and success

We work closely with other services to deliver a supportive curriculum, eg: CAMHS, Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Education Welfare and My Futures.

We are based in Mitcham at Tamworth recreation ground. Our KS4 students have access to specialist classrooms, outside space and a dining/common room.  They have the opportunity to spill into the tennis courts and football pitch next door or relax in our own grounds with badminton, gardening or simply enjoying our developing sensory garden.  

Our students are supported in small classes, with a dedicated and specialist staff team.   We strive to offer a calm, safe and nurturing environment where we enable our young people to flourish.

For more information on Lavender Campus contact us at:  lavenderoffice@melbury.merton.sch.uk

For more information on supporting children with medical needs, please refer to: Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions and Education for Children with Health Needs who Cannot Attend School


Jessica Husaini

Head of Lavender Campus