LVS Oxford

Co-educational Day Senior & Sixth Form

Spring Hill Road, Begbroke, Oxfordshire, OX5 1RX

01865 595170


Mr Ian Peters

Age Range

11 – 19 years

Total Pupils




Special Needs


LVS Oxford is a specialist school for boys and girls aged 11 to 19 with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. There are currently 63 students, with the girls to boys ratio of 20:80 - higher than the average. It aims to enable students to realise their full potential and become independent individuals who are confident and successful, leaving the school able to enjoy independent futures in jobs or further mainstream education. LVS Oxford has an experienced team of teachers and teaching assistants who are passionate about providing a positive and nurturing learning environment for young people with a diagnosis of autism. A specialist curriculum is underpinned by three main areas for development - Learning, Growing and Achieving. With small class sizes averaging 8 pupils, and a teacher and LSA in every one, LVS Oxford provides academic and personal learning opportunities. The school offers a range of GCSEs, BTECs and OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications, along with a host of work experience opportunities, all of which allow students to go on to mainstream colleges or work placements. LVS Oxford even has its own dedicated café on site to allow students to gain work experience in a safe, reassuring environment. On-site speech & language therapists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants support pupils on a daily basis and help them develop calming strategies suited to the individual to help deal with increased anxiety. An integrated approach includes therapists supporting teaching staff to ensure classrooms are autism friendly and the language requirements of the curriculum are differentiated for different pupil cohorts. Situated on a 30 acre campus, some of our faciltities include; a food technology room for hospitality and catering, arts and crafts room and a practical room for the teaching of furniture restoration. This is greatly linked to our work based learning. Pupils learn a range of academic and vocational skills in a vibrant and stimulating environment. We have extensive grounds used for horticulture, small animal care, health and fitness and forest school activities. We were delighted to recieve A* from RoSPA SchoolSafe for the standards of our school grounds.

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