Welcome to Mabel Prichard School’s website – I hope you enjoy finding out about our school.

Mabel Prichard is a school for children aged between 2 and 19 years of age with a wide range of learning difficulties. We meet the needs of children with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Mabel Prichard serves the city of Oxford.




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Farewell from Jane

A very big thank you to my pupils, staff, parents, Education Officers, Social Workers and Governors for my presents, flowers and thoughtful and kind words. My Headship has been an amazing 22 years and I have had the pleasure of working with some outstanding and highly professional staff.

My greatest joy has been watching our very special children make progress whether it be academic, physical or emotional. I wish all the pupils, staff and parents a wonderful summer and best wishes for the future.

Many thanks Jane

Jane Wallington, Headteacher (Retired)

Summer activities for parents and carers

Here are a range of Summer activities for parents, carers and students.

Disability Football Open Taster Events  – July/ August .  A new inclusive team has started in Abingdon for individuals with disabilities.



Free Play Ranger sessions at Rose Hill, August. For this Summer, working alongside the Play Rangers we will have Special Guests at each session to include Orinoco Scrapstore, Earth Trust, Sports for Streets Initiative, The Athlete Centre, Mr Boo Boo Bubbles and Heart of the Wildwood.



Roar Festival Disability Youth Arts Festival, September 2017.  A one day festival to celebrate youth disability arts through the creative endeavours of the Arts Awards projects funded by a partnership between Oxfordshire County Council and Artswork



Challenging Behaviour and Autism course, September and October 2017 – a 6-week course for parents of children with a diagnosis of being on the Autism Spectrum and living in Oxfordshire


The TES SEN Show 2017,  6th to 7th October is the must-attend annual event for everyone in the special educational needs community and will provide two days of dedicated, educational and engaging SEN focus.

Platinum class at Rock Assembly, Wembley

Thursday 13th July 2017 saw the fabulous opportunity for our some of our secondary students to attend the Transformation Trust’s incredible Rock Assembly at Wembley Arena.

The day started with excited students and staff travelling by mini bus to Wembley, the anticipation growing as we spotted the famous Wembley arches.

When we arrived we had lunch outside, before entering the arena. The arena staff were all very friendly and helpful and we soon found ourselves seated and ready to rock!

The variety of acts meant that there was something for everyone, ranging from rap, a guitar band, a girl group, some solo artists to the grand finale by the very popular boy bad The Vamps! Most of our students (and staff!) were out of their seats dancing enthusiastically to the music.

Mabel Prichard students were a credit to the school, behaviour on the trip was impeccable.

The Transformation Trust provide an opportunity for our students to attend a pop music concert in a safe, friendly environment, surrounded by other school students and we thank them hugely for this wonderful experience.

Emma Connell

Upper School Pupils Pass ASDAN Accreditation and gain Diplomas


16 of our Upper school pupils in Keystage 3 and 4 have passed their ASDAN accreditation. The Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils have been working on their ASDAN coursework for Transition Challenge – undertaking 5 separate modules in Knowing How, Making Choices, Feeling Good, Moving Forward, Taking the Lead and some of our Year 10 and 11 pupils completed Towards Independence in the Engaging in the world around me: People and Horticulture modules.

In addition, two students in their final year of post 16 achieved either an ASDAN Diploma in Personal Progress or an ASDAN Diploma in Life Skills. The school is very proud of their achievements. WOW!

Congratulations to all of the pupils that undertook them this year and a huge thank you to all the staff and their hard work! Pupils will receive their certificates in September

KS3 trip to Natural History Museum

Key stage 3 enjoyed a trip to the Natural History Museum. They enjoyed going on the bus with their friends. When they got to the museum they enjoyed looking at and feeling the different animals.

Mabel Prichard wins trophy at Oxon Cricket Festival

Mabel Prichard Upper School attended a Cricket Festival in Bicester on the 10th July 2017, this was attended by pupils from all over the county.

We are so proud to say that Mabel Prichard won the trophy. A huge congratulations to all that took part.


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