Learning Support

Lavinia Norfolk Centre


The Learning Support Department supports the learning of all students in The Angmering School. Playing a pivotal and crucial role in the school, is the Lavinia Norfolk Centre (LNC) which is a Specialist Support Facility primarily for students with a physical, medical or sensory impairment.

This unique facility is recognised both at county and national level as a centre of excellence and expertise not only in the specialisms for which it was designated but also in the areas of autism and students with social communication difficulties, students with behaviour, social and emotional difficulties and for students with both specific or general learning difficulties.

Ofsted in 2013 described the L.N.C as “a source of inspiration for all students”. The Department’s aim is to enable each student to be happy, reach their full potential, and to be as independent as possible, ready to play a full role in our society, as adults.

Ofsted 2013, stated “Disabled students, or those who need extra help, including those in The Lavinia Norfolk Centre, typically progress well. Some make outstanding progress, particularly in the Centre, given their level of need”.

The school has high aspirations for all students. Both the Learning Support Department and LNC are central to the school’s ethos of total inclusion, and play a very significant role in the learning of all students in the school.

Students are allocated a place in the LNC following consultation with West Sussex County Council, or are within the catchment area. Families considering such a placement are encouraged to visit the school and a tour of the school by students can be scheduled at anytime in the year, followed by a meeting with a member of the SENCO team.