Many of the young people who are referred to LVS Hassocks have encountered negative school experiences as a result of their diagnosis, which may have resulted in school refusal or multiple school exclusions which result in a poor quality of life for the young person and their family.
It is often at this point that referrals are made to LVS Hassocks.
For these reasons, the school strongly believes that referrals and admissions to the school should be a partnership building process with parents, the placing authority and the school, designed to ensure that the school can meet the needs of the prospective learner.
All applicants are carefully considered to ensure that the school is suitable for the young person’s age, ability, aptitude and special educational needs and that the placement is compatible with the provision of efficient education for other pupils already attending the school.
All young people admitted to LVS Hassocks:
- Have a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder – usually high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome.
- May have an Education, Health and Care Plan
- Are aged between 11-19
- May have additional needs associated with ASD
Please read our process of admissions page to get a better understanding of how to start the course of applying to LVS Hassocks.
We recommend you phone or email us if you have any questions about our admissions process or criteria.