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Look ... David Lewis School

Reserving Places for Year 7
Students in 2023

Why Choose David Lewis?

Our school is a mixed day and residential, non-maintained special school. From September 2022, we have been pleased to open our doors to students from 11 years – providing leading education and care for young people from 11-19 years with learning difficulties, disabilities and complex needs, including moderate to profound learning disabilities, neurological conditions, including epilepsy, autism and associated communication and sensory impairments, behavioural and health needs.
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Our flexible and personalised curriculum allows learners to study on a day, weekly boarder or residential basis, anything from 38 weeks term time only to a full 52 week residential placement. We provide support for learners as per assessed need.

We offer a truly holistic learning environment and residential “Waking Day Curriculum” with access to on-campus therapists, medical specialists and specially trained staff.

We have a wide ranging curriculum with access to excellent learning facilities on our large campus. Teaching takes place in small groups and teaching methods are always differentiated to meet the needs of every learner. Every student learns differently and we pride ourselves on our differentiation of learning and inclusive approach. The majority of learners graduate from the school to our college on the same site, or to our adult provisions.

Children and young people benefit from our broad and balanced curriculum with meaningful learning opportunities that focus on National curriculum subjects and the promotion of communication, independence and life skills, including preparing for the world of work.

From the time of application, we ensure that we take the time to understand all there is to know about anyone who wants to come to study at our school.

We work with learners to find out:

  • their aspirations
  • what skills they already have
  • what they need to work on
  • what they enjoy – and equally, what they don’t!

We are then able to create a personalised learning programme that is suited to the learner’s aspirations and planned educational outcomes from their Education Health and Care Plan.

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Responsible gambling

If you would like more information on responsible gambling, there are some websites you can visit:

Or you can contact the gambling support network, GamCare, confidentially on 0808 802 0133.

David Lewis does not promote the lottery to children under the age of 18. David Lewis has implemented the following procedures to prevent children under the age of 18 years old taking part in the lottery:

  • The minimum age for play is detailed on our website
  • Children under the age of 18 are flagged on our database
  • Where possible we check our database to ensure persons are above the legal age limit before data is supplied for the use of a lottery.