LVS Hassocks
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
8 - 19
Other independent special school

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London Road
Sayers Common
01273 832901

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School Description

LVS Hassocks serves the needs of students with EHCP’s from a range of different Local Authorities, which include; West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Brighton and Hove and several London Boroughs. LVS Hassocks is part of a family of three schools owned by the Licensed Trade Charity. The Licensed Trade Charity was founded over 200 years ago in 1793, by people from the trade and is devoted to looking after people from the licensed drinks trade, providing support when needed.

News, Photos and Open Days from LVS Hassocks
Last update: 03 November 2023


We welcome parents, local authorities, SENCO’s and interested groups to come along to look around  our special needs school.

Open Days


We were delighted to host the first-ever ISA SEN football tournament.   

The schools that attended include Wemms, Slindon College, Muntham House and Oakgrove College.

The morning kicked off with Albion in the Community, through Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, delivering a ‘masterclass’ for the players. This included some practical skills teaching and fun warm up activities.

Jen Weeks, Principal of LVS Hassocks said “I am so proud that our local community of specialist schools have come together to celebrate what will hopefully be a yearly event. We were delighted to host such an inclusive and fun event.”

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We are thrilled to announce that LVS Hassocks has been recognised at the Independent School of the Year Awards, with not one but two distinguished accolades: the Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Justice Award and the Judges’ Special Award.

The Independent School of the Year Awards is a nationally recognised event, and LVS Hassocks is honoured to have been acknowledged in multiple categories.



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Meet the Head: Jen Weeks

I have been Principal at LVS Hassocks since 1 September 2019 having previously been the Deputy Head from 2017. I started my career as a History teacher at Jack Hunt School in Peterborough having completed my PGCE at York University. I then moved to the role of Teaching and Learning Consultant for the National Secondary Strategy in West Sussex, providing support, guidance and advice to the forty schools within the local authority at that time. In 2007 I became Deputy Head at Herbert Shiner School in Petworth followed by the Assistant Principal at Midhurst Rother College for 7 years.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

I was inspired to become a teacher by two amazing teachers I had at my secondary school, Darrick Wood. Ms Tysall was my history teacher who gave me the love of learning and Ms Brasier was my head of year who showed great support and pastoral care.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

>I am most proud of the development and outcomes of our students as they go through their journey at LVS Hassocks.

What does a successful school look like to you?

A successful day at LVS Hassocks is when the students and staff are happy, where students are proud of who they are and feel confident and secure to overcome adversities which they may face.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

The most important quality I want every child to have when they leave LVS Hassocks is to feel accepted and to accept others. Ultimately to be kind and feel secure with their identity as they enter the wider world.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

The ethos of LVS Hassocks in five words would be; personable, accepting, nurturing, community, achieving.

LVS Hassocks Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.