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LVS Hassocks

Our person centred approach is focused on building life skills and educational achievement to give young people a greater chance of living more independently when they leave at 19 years old. LVS Hassocks offers modern facilities within a calm and tranquil environment that meets the needs and challenges of young people with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

The school’s aims are to enable learners to realise their full potential and become independent individuals who are:

  • successful learners in charge of their learning
  • confident individuals in control of their feelings
  • responsible citizens in control of their actions

We encourage parents to visit the school prior to seeking a placement to ensure they feel their child would be happy in our environment.  For more information see our Open Days webpage 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kira Brabenec
Contact Position
Head of Centre
01273 832901
LVS Hassocks

Where to go

L V S Hassocks
London Road
Sayers Common
West Sussex

Other Details


Specific age range
8 - 19 Years
School Roll No.
Placements for 78 learners (increasing to 100 from September 2015).
Type of School
Out of County Independent specialist school offering a supported learning environment for young people with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
Local Offer

Local Offer

Contact Name
Sarah Sherwood Director of Special Education Needs
Contact Telephone
01865 595170
Contact Email
  • Speech & Language Communication Difficulties
  • ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • AS – Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Specific Learning Difficulties e.g. Dyslexia & Dyspraxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Obsessional Compulsive Disorder
  • Specific Learning Difficulties e.g.Dyscalculia
  • Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • Fine & Gross Motor Difficulties
  • Motor Planning & Co-ordination Problems
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties
  • Perceptual Difficulties
  • Emotional Vulnerability
  • Anxiety Disorders
Specialist Facilities

We offer resources based on a model of universal (available to all learners), targeted (where a small group of learners require a specific, time limited intervention) and specialist (where a learner may need intensive 1:1 intervention). Learners may move through the various levels within this model during their time with us. We offer the following specialist areas:

  • ICT suite
  • Food Technology room
  • Access to the main school kitchen for learners undertaking NVQ Level 1 and 2 in Catering & Hospitality
  • Occupational Therapy room with Sensory Integration equipment
  • Massage and aromatherapy room
  • 37 acres of grounds including a horticulture area
  • Bicycle maintenance area for learners accessing the Velotech award
  • Café open to the public, run by our Post 16 Department

Additionally, we have a range of professionals who support the curriculum throughout the waking day:

  • Speech and Language therapists on site
  • Occupational therapists on site
  • Educational psychology on site
  • School Counsellor on site
  • Clinical Psychologist on site (for specific interventions, agreed with parents and the placing authority)
  • School Nurse on site
  • Physiotherapy, art therapy and music therapy, on site (for specific interventions, agreed with parents and the placing authority)
Training details

All staff receive in-house autism specific training delivered by the senior management team and members of the therapy team. We also engage the services of external trainers for training related to various associated diagnoses:

  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety
  • Team Teach (behaviour management programme)
  • Comic Strip Conversations and Social Stories
  • Child Sexual Exploitation, Prevent and Cyberbullying

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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