Spring Hill Road, Begbroke, OX5 1RX, Oxfordshire
|Special Needs||ASD, ASP, AUT|
|Head Teacher||Mrs Louisa Allison-Bergin|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-19|
|Number of pupils||68|
LVS Oxford is an SEN school providing a unique, positive education for young people on the autism spectrum aged 11 to 19.
As students with communication, socialisation and imagination difficulties all have different skills and attributes, we offer a specialist curriculum that recognises young people on the autism spectrum as individuals. Our approach is focused on educational achievement and building life skills to give students a greater chance of living more independently when they leave.
At LVS Oxford our students learn a range of relevant academic and vocational skills in a vibrant and stimulating environment. Supported by their teachers, the ongoing assessment can lead to a range of nationally recognised qualifications. Opened in 2014, LVS Oxford offers an ever growing range of qualifications including A-level, GCSE, AQA and OCR entry level and BTECs. Five students sat our first ever GCSEs in 2016, with 100% achieving A*-C grades.
Older students and those in weekly residential are given a real focus on developing their independent living skills. They take responsibility for many day-to-day activities from cleaning their bedrooms and doing their own washing to planning and preparing meals.
Supported by excellent pastoral care, we encourage independence, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles, with students learning life skills outside the classroom in a safe and secure environment. There are on-site speech, language and occupational therapists, a school nurse and a child psychotherapist supporting our students.
We recognise that one of the biggest concerns is what will happen when a young person with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum leaves school at 19. We prepare young people with autism spectrum disorders for life in the workplace, so when students leave us they have the skills and knowledge to get a job and sustain work. They are given the opportunity to engage in work based training either on site, working in the grounds or kitchen, as well as off site for experience in their chosen area, such as Blenheim Palace or the gym.
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.