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  • Lakeside School
    Naylors Road
    L27 2YA
  • Head: Mrs Victoria Size
  • T 0151 487 7211
  • F 0151 487 7214
  • E [email protected]
  • W witherslackgro…lakeside-school
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Liverpool
  • Pupils: 29
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

One student who has ASD and attachment disorder, struggles with hand-written work. She learned language, sentence structure and vocab on the iPad and, when she was ready, they slowly introduced handwriting. ‘They took away the stress and built her confidence and now she’s writing pages and pages. I burst into tears ...


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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2006, Mrs Vicky Size, 40s. Practical and down to earth, she started her working life as a waitress and childminder. Having always wanted to work with children she took a year out after school to volunteer in a special needs nursery. Then worked as NQT at mainstream Hale C of E Primary, where she felt particularly drawn to the children who struggled and had the most barriers to overcome. Spent a couple of years teaching in mainstream Wolverhampton Primary School, then worked in their SEMH unit, staying there for two-and-a-half years. Moved to Lakeside in 2003, promoted to deputy head in January 2004, then acting head in November the same year, when the head became poorly. After the previous head passed away, Mrs Size was promoted to the role at the age of...

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Special Education Needs

Lakeside is an independent day school providing for pupils from five to 11 years with complex communication and learning difficulties and associated anxieties and behaviours. The school has been judged as 'Outstanding' in its last three Ofsted inspections (2010, 2014, 2017).

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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