Skip to main content

What says..

Wellbeing is central to the approach, supporting the extra physical, emotional and mental health needs which come with autism., ‘We know these students inside out - we know all the strategies we need to put in place,’ said the head. Class sizes are no larger than eight, supported by a teacher and LSA, as well as integrated therapists (Speech and language and OT). ‘The smaller class sizes mean she’s able to cope,’ said one parent, ‘and she’s absolutely flourishing.’ Children move from...

Read review »

What the school says...

LVS Hassocks is a specialist independent school for learners aged 11 - 19 years of age, based in West Sussex.

With a structured educational environment and an approach that focuses on developing young people's independence and confidence, whilst equipping them with the functional skills needed for employment and dealing with everyday life, students diagnosed with autism will really progress with us.

Led by Jen Weeks, Principal of School, our experienced team of teachers and teaching assistants are passionate about providing a positive and nurturing learning environment for young people with a diagnosis of autism.

At LVS Hassocks, we believe we can make a difference. Our aim is for all of our pupils to become healthy, empowered and included adults who participate in, and contribute towards society.
...Read more

Do you know this school?

The schools we choose, and what we say about them, are founded on parents’ views. If you know this school, please share your views with us.

Please login to post a comment.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2022, Rachel Borland MA, brought up in the precincts of Hong Kong’s Cathedral where her father was dean and her mother worked as a primary school teacher. Attended schools there and in UK, followed by teacher training in Leicester before taking her first job as English teacher in a 50-to-a-class secondary school in HK. A rich tapestry of career moves and long-haul flights ensued, including working for the British Council, before taking an MA in language and communication research at Cardiff University. After starting her own family (she has two grown-up children, both working in education), international schools came knocking on her door and she found herself in Nigeria, where she made a success of the Capital Science Academy in Abuja, not only winning the African leadership award, but boosting local infrastructure with...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

☑ 30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
☑ Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
☑ Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
☑ Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

Buy Now

GSG Blog >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.