While most children are determined to hug their duvets for a little longer before getting up to go to school, pupils at Europe's largest hospital school - based in Birmingham - cannot wait to go to lessons.
Spread across the city at a dozen different sites including six hospitals and five specialist units, the James Brindley School is unique and has been declared as outstanding in its recent Ofsted report.
Established in 1997, the school helps pupils aged four to 19 with everything from missed lessons and homework to SATS, GCSE or AS level exams.
Abby Drury, aged 13, of Acocks Green, was admitted to Heartlands Hospital on Tuesday and is due to go home today, but she still had tutoring for various subjects including geography while she was there.
A growing number of pupils are now being taught in the school who suffer from anxiety or mental health problems. In 1997 the figure was ten pupils but last year that had risen to 201.
Lynne John, the school's head teacher, said: "We spend our time teaching almost every child or young person in the city's hospitals whether they come in for regular dialysis, are terminally ill or have broken their arms or legs.
"Yet despite their disability, illness or condition many of our pupils do return to their usual school and do well in their exams, with many going on to further or higher education.
"We are constantly striving to raise standards and consider new practices to improve the service that we offer our pupils, and Ofsted has recognised this in our excellent inspection report, now we want to build upon this result."
Each day more than 600 children are taught at the James Brindley School sites - which handle more than 4,000 pupils a year - while recovering from treatment or operations.