Learning Support


Lancing College aims to enrich and extend the learning of all pupils in accordance with the SEN code of practice and recent JCQ legislation. The ethos of the school is to promote learning potential and emotional well-being. We recognise that children learn at different rates and have individual needs; our aim is to empower pupils to fulfil their goals.

There is close liaison between the Learning Support Department and Housemasters/Housemistresses; all teaching staff are encouraged to work alongside the Head of Learning Support to ensure that pupils develop to their full potential.


There is a variety of support available which can be tailored to suit individual needs; this usually takes the form of individual and small group lessons. Examination access arrangements can be organised for pupils who qualify. The progress of students is carefully recorded and monitored to ensure that the level of intervention remains appropriate.

Study skills lessons can also be arranged on an individual or small group basis. These lessons are constructed to accommodate individual needs and may cover the following areas:

  • Preferred learning styles
  • Note-taking skills
  • Reading for a variety of purposes
  • Essay planning and writing skills
  • Revision strategies
  • Exam technique
  • Stress management

The new Learning Support rooms are comfortable and well-resourced, with full network access and a range of assistive technology.


Members of the Learning Support Department are available to assist any student identified as having difficulty in accessing the curriculum. We have expertise in dealing with a range of specific learning difficulties, in addition to more general problems such as poor organisation and exam anxiety.

Parents with concerns about their child’s performance are encouraged to contact the Learning Support Department so that advice and any necessary support can be arranged promptly.

The pastoral provision, centred on the house system for boarding and day pupils, is a Significant Strength of the school. 

ISI Report, October 2023