Approximately 15% of school children have a problem with their vision and a further 20% have some hearing loss. Children with vision and hearing problems can find it difficult to fully engage in the classroom and this in turn can impact on their social and educational development.

Thomson Screening, a spin-out company from City University London, is at the forefront of developing software to manage vision, hearing and height/weight screening in schools. We currently offer two cutting-edge software solutions – SchoolScreener™ for local authorities SchoolScreenerEZ™ for schools. Both systems have been developed by scientists at City University and have been shown to provide the most effective solution to providing high quality screening.


Screening in your county/state

The SchoolScreener™ system is designed to manage vision, hearing and height/weight screening across multiple schools in an area.

Suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years

The system is already in use by local authorities across the UK and a number in the US, Europe and Africa.

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“Many children with vision and hearing problems go undiagnosed……the School Screener software demonstrate that screening effectiveness can be substantially improved with benefits for children’s development and cost savings for special needs.”
John Brown, Institute of Education
“The School Screener Software has substantially improved the effectiveness of school screening with benefits for children’s development and cost savings for Special Needs”
“We have recently piloted School Screener. The benefits identified for patients, staff and the Sussex Community Trust quality agenda has led to the decision to now roll out School Screener across the West Sussex County.”
West Sussex County
“Implementing School Screener has demonstrated improvements to the standard of screening provision.”
London Borough of Barnet
“Over the past year Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has used the School Screener software to manage vision screening for all reception age children in the county.
“The software has proved easy to use and delivered benefits rapidly, enabling Band 2s to successfully deliver screening across the county and improving the team’s efficiency and effectiveness through the software managing testing, administration, pathway management and audit. As a result, the Trust has now decided to extend use of the School Screener software, agreeing a three-year contract to include hearing and BMI screening in addition to vision, for all reception children.”
Debbie Winter-Taylor, public health nursing lead


Vision Screening in your school

Designed to enable schools to simply and efficiently identify children who may have a problem with their eyes. It is very simple to use and does not require any prior knowledge of the eyes or vision.

SchoolScreenerEZ™ may be used by anybody prepared to spend a few minutes familiarizing themselves with the system. Can be used by teachers, teaching assistants, admin staff and parents.

Suitable for children aged 4 to 16 years.

STOP PRESS: SchoolScreenerEZ™ will be available free of charge to all Primary and Secondary Schools in the UK through the kind support of Specsavers. Further details very soon!


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“As an independent school we are not included in the screening scheme organised by the local authority. This system allows us to do our own at key stages of children’s progress through the school”
“The local authority check the children’s vision at the age of 5. But we find that many children develop eye problems after this. This why we have introduce our own testing at the age of 7 and 10”.