London Road, Sayers Common, Hassocks, BN6 9HT, West Sussex
Coeducational Day & Weekly Boarding
|Special Needs||ASD, ASP, AUT|
|Head Teacher||Ms Terry Kelly|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-19|
|Number of pupils||55|
LVS Hassocks is an SEN school providing a unique, positive education for young people on the autism spectrum aged 11 to 19.
Our approach is focused on educational achievement and building life skills to give young people a greater chance of living more independently when they leave. Our experience shows that students, parents and supporting local authorities value our specialist care and innovative approach to helping young people reach their full potential.
Academic progress is an important area of development for students, and at LVS Hassocks young people learn a range of relevant academic and vocational skills in a vibrant and stimulating environment. Our accredited qualifications include A-levels, GCSEs, BTECs, NVQs, Functional Skills and ASDAN. LVS Hassocks enjoyed its best ever GCSE results in 2017 with 10 students sitting 18 exams, and a record 64% of exam papers graded A*-C. 70% of students achieved all A*-D grades, with a number of them having now moved on to mainstream college places.
The spacious and comfortable rooms at LVS Hassocks help residential students to feel safe and secure, and older learners especially are encouraged to develop their independent living skills. They are given responsibility for doing many day-to-day tasks such as washing and cleaning to planning and preparing the group evening meal.
There are on-site speech, language and occupational therapists, a massage therapist, dedicated chefs and practical instructors delivering the vocational skills to help learners develop as individuals. A new sensory room which opened in 2017 provides a further calming impact and gives students the opportunity to regulate themselves.
Real world learning allows all students the opportunity to engage in work-based training either on-site or off-site with work experience placements in their chosen area, such as hairdressing, catering or retail.
One of LVS Hassocks' proudest achievements is our ability to help learners find opportunities beyond school, in further education and full and part-time work after they leave. Our 100% rate of successful placements is testimony to our ethos, helping young people with autism to build positive futures and fulfilled lives within their own communities.
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.