LVS Oxford

Special needs catered for

The school caters for a range of special needs, including Asperger’s, Autism and Dyslexia.

Exam results

Having only opened in 2014, in 2016 LVS Oxford achieved its first ever GCSE results which were excellent. Five learners collected results, with a third of grades being A* - A and every exam sat achieving A* - C. As well as GCSEs LVS Oxford provides a range of academic options for learners to suit them, including an increasing number of BTECs, NVQs and the Arts Award.

Specialist facilities

Specialist facilities include a dedicated suite for speech, language and occupational therapies.

Support services provided

The school provides a variety of support services, including: SALT; OT; School Nurse; Integrated Child Psychotherapist.

Home school links

Links with local mainstream colleges including Marlborough School, Abingdon and Witney College, Oxford College. Supporting learners into the college of their choice in their home authority; regular contact with parents via home/school communication books, phone calls, emails plus regular events at school and parent/teacher progress meetings.

Aims and philosophy

LVS Oxford provides a unique, positive education for young people on the autism spectrum. It successfully:

• Gives learners the skills they need to live independently as adults

• Improves learners’ academic achievements

• Builds learners’ confidence in dealing with social situations

• Helps learners leaving after exams to go on to further education or training for the job they want

• Provides the right environment to help young people with autism do well

Staff qualification and selection

• All class teachers have QTS or QTLLS.

• Residential staff and LSAs have NVQ L3 in the relevant field.

• HLTA qualifications.

• Dyslexia qualification held by some staff.

• Therapists qualified and registered with HPC (OTs qualified in Sensory Integration).

• Staff undertake a range of qualifications relating to autism and managers undertake Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications.

• Selection is dependent on the role being recruited to but look for skills and experience of working with learners with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

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LVS Oxford
Spring Hill Road,


01865 595170



[email protected]




Teaching staff

5 full time, 3 part time


Louisa Allison-Bergin

Residential care staff

5 full time

Special needs support staff

9 TAs including 2 HLTA

DFEE Registered number

Length of school year

September – July (38 week placements)

Age range

11 – 19

Number on roll


Type of school

LVS Oxford is a school that offers a supported learning environment for young learners with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Its person centred approach is focused on building life skills and educational achievement to give young people a greater chance of living independently when they leave at 19 years old. The school also very successfully reintroduces school refusers back into education. LVS Oxford is rare in the level of therapy staff on site to support its learners, with its own child psychotherapist to accompany a nurse, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist.

The school itself is a converted Priory providing residential, day and flexi-boarding places within a tranquil and relaxing green campus on the outskirts of Oxford.


Day pupils: £40,248 annually; Residential pupils: £61,734 annually


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