London Road, Sayers Common, Hassocks, BN6 9HT, West Sussex
|Special Needs||ASD, ASP, AUT|
|Head Teacher||Ms Jen Weeks|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-19|
|Number of pupils||48|
LVS Hassocks is an SEN school providing a unique, positive education for young people on the autism spectrum aged 11 to 19. To enable our students to be happy and active we have created a curriculum underpinned by our three areas for development: Learning, Growing, Achieving.
Our students access a structured environment and high levels of targeted intervention and differentiation throughout the school day. We anticipate that they will gain a range of GCSEs and vocational qualifications at the end of Key Stages 4 and 5.
At LVS Hassocks, our students learn a range of academic and vocational skills in a vibrant and stimulating environment. Therapists work with teachers to ensure that the learning environment minimises the sensory challenges that many of our students experience.
Students are supported by excellent pastoral care and we encourage independence, well-being and healthy lifestyles with students learning life skills in and outside of the classroom in a safe and secure environment. There are on-site Speech & Language and Occupational Therapists, school nurses and other therapists (as identified in the EHC Plan) supporting our students. We aim to provide our students with a 'tool box for life' - a variety of qualifications, skills and coping mechanisms that they can take with them for the future.
Students will work towards a variety of recognised academic qualifications - A Levels, GCSEs, entry level qualifications and BTECs. In 2018, 82% of our GCSE papers were graded A*–E or equivalent, with 47% graded A*–C or equivalent across ICT, maths, English language, art and statistics.
We aim to prepare young people with autism for life in the workplace so that when they leave us they have the skills and knowledge to get a job and sustain work. Our students are given the opportunity to engage in work-based training on site, for example working in the grounds and kitchens, as well as off site for experience in their chosen area such as businesses, fitness centres and local retail outlets.
Whilst we have a criteria and policy for admissions, we also recommend you contact us to discuss the individual’s needs, or attend one of our open days.