At LVS Hassocks, we appreciate that new students may need a gradual transition into the school. Our therapy and pastoral teams work closely with all our students, parents/carers and professionals to ensure that the needs of each individual student is met during their transition phase.
On joining LVS Hassocks, you may start on a reduced timetable, which is built up over a number of weeks and until the six-week review meeting so that you can discuss your progress and plans can be made to overcome any issues that may have come to light.
The school day starts at 9:30 a.m. with morning tutor time, followed by lesson 1, 2 and 3 with breaks between the lessons. Lunch is staggered so the dining hall remains a calm environment for all our students.
We encourage all our students to take advantage of our many lunch time clubs, which include a sports/football field, trim trial and ICT club. At 1:15pm, students spend time back in their tutor groups and we encourage them to use this time to participate in tutor activities, do some quiet reading or raise any concerns with their tutors. Lessons 4, 5 and 6 follow tutor time, again with breaks between the lessons, and the school day finishes at 4:00 p.m.
On Fridays, we have an assembly, during which we recognise students’ achievements with certificates.
On Fridays, the school day finishes at 2.30pm.