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.

We have implemented the New National Curriculum. Click here for the latest update.



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Help raise money for the school when you shop online

School Angels Charity for Schools

We have found a way that you can raise money for Mabel Prichard school by just doing your shopping online.  We have now joined ‘Schoolangel’, if you click the link below you will go to our charity page, at the bottom of the page are the logos of lots of different retailers, if you click on one and shop from them, a percentage of the cost will be donated to our school. After half term I will be rolling this out to all the parents, but in the meantime if you wish to start shopping then just click on the link below. Your details will not be shared, you will not be taken to any unofficial website and ‘Schoolangel’ makes no money from this service.

Find out more at:  http://www.schoolangel.org.uk/mabel-prichard-school.html

Post 16 students get paid work!

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On Saturday 26th September 3 post 16 students took part in the TRAX Social Enterprise catering for 170 people at a retirement party at the ‘Manor House’ in Little Whittenham. The students were employed to prepare canapés, deserts and mains behind the scenes before performing service tasks at the function where they served canapés and drinks and informed the guests of the foods available. Students had to learn the names of the food items and the descriptions of the ingredients and flavours such as: Ugali with spiced fish from East Africa and Lobster with a tarragon aioli.

Many of the guests commented on the great service and fabulous food, giving positive feedback about our students and the work they carried out. The students all had a fantastic day, learning new skills and working for their first pay cheque. The people behind the TRAX Social Enterprise were so impressed by our students and their accomplishments that they have said they will not hesitate to employ them again at future catering events.

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A huge congratulations to Samuel, Thomas and Harry for their professionalism and for such a successful working placement.

Farmability – helping people with learning disabilities

FarmAbility is a working farm that gives adults with learning disabilities and autism to gain important on-hands experience. Find out more in this video, which features Mabel P pupil Thomas !


Special school celebrates new playground with film feature

PUPILS at Mabel Prichard Special School have starred in a film about the creation of its new playground. Big thanks to Oxford City Football Club who were the main sponsors of this film.

The school in Blackbird Leys, which has pupils with a range of learning difficulties, needed new playground equipment that children could use safely and independently.

Radio chat show host Stephen Fontaine, 48, has directed and produced a seven-minute feature Playing With Friendships which was filmed over the summer.

Mr Fontaine, who lives in Sandford-on-Thames, first heard about the school’s need for a new playground as part of his job at Oxford’s Destiny Radio.

Read more on the Oxford Mail website:


Dance or wiggle

Mabel Prichard School took part in ‘sponsored Dance or wiggle’ fundraising event organised by Happy Days.

On Monday 15th of June we had all school dance event where both Upper and Lower school danced their socks off.

Lower school children practised ever so popular Gangnam style and they also had a very special visitor, Anna from Frozen lookalike, who judged the dancing and the costumes!

Upper school practised few disco moves and then enjoyed dancing together. Pupils created some never seen before disco grooves too.

We raised £210 and all money will go to the Happy Days charity.

Since 1992 Happy Day’s Children’s charity has helped over 160.000 disabled, sick and vulnerable children across the UK with holidays and short breaks. Happy Days has helped our school to organise different events, like Christmas pantomime and trip to Legoland.


New £25k revamp of Blackbird Leys school play area is fit for children of all abilities

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DISABLED youngsters can now join in fun outdoors after a new £25,000 outdoor playground opened at their Blackbird Leys school.

Staff and parents at Mabel Prichard School called on the community to help raise the cash to transform the run-down facility after equipment became unsuitable for disabled pupils.

The Cuddeson Way school officially opened its new playground on Friday after receiving £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fun last month.

[Read the full article in the Oxford Mail]

This article is taken from the Oxford Mail. 


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