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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Anjali dance

We were very lucky to have Anjalini dance company to come to our school this term. Whilst here they choreographed a dance piece with us that was then performed to the school. We were using our bodies not only to dance but to express emotions through movement. Everyone really enjoyed this day the students really enjoyed learning the moves and dancing to the music, they gained a lot from the work they did. We were told by Anjalini that we have some super talented dancers here at Mabel Prichard!


Paralympics at Blackbird Leys

Mabel Prichard School along with other schools took part in a Paralympics event at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre.  Our children took part with great enthusiasm in all the events.  They showed great team spirit and helped and supported each other all day.  Well done to all and thank you Oxford City Council for organising this event.


Free Autism Support Event – Friday 24th November

We are delighted to invite you to our FREE autism support event taking place on Friday 24th November 2017  at Tiddington Village Hall, Oxon.

The training will be delivered by Autism Oxford, in partnership with Chilworth House School and Chilworth House Upper School, and aims to develop your understanding of children and young people on the autism spectrum.  Full details can be found on the attached flyer.

The day will cover topics such as:

  • Insights into issues that can affect autistic children at home and at school
  • Understanding and managing behaviour
  • Supporting family relationships

Both Chilworth House and Chilworth House Upper Schools are independent, specialist day provisions for boys and girls.  The schools pride themselves on giving pupils a happy, nurturing and aspirational atmosphere, where they can enjoy their learning and realise their potential. If you would like to find out more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


We hope you can join us for what promises to be a very informative event and feel free to pass this information onto anyone else who would also be interested in attending.

Places for this workshop are limited, so to find out further information or book a place contact Clare or Rukiya onevents@witherslackgroup.co.uk or 015395 66081.


Celebrating the festival of Sukkot

The Festival of Sukkot is a Jewish holiday giving thanks for the Autumn Harvest.  The celebration is held in a Sukka which is a shelter often decorated with twigs, leaves and citrus fruit.  A special braided bread called Challah is made and consumed at this time. Gold Class were very fortunate and visited a classmate’s home and made some of this lovely bread. We shared this special Festival with him and his family in their specially erected and beautifully decorated Sukkah.


14-19 LeadTeacher



To start in January 2018.

Are you an inspirational, committed, dynamic teacher, seeking to join an equally exciting team? If so, Mabel Prichard School have an opportunity for you. We are seeking to appoint a teacher to lead our 14-19 phase.

We have recently opened an exciting new post 16 centre at Mabel Prichard School. We have grown in numbers from 3 in 2014 to 14 in 2017. We offer a range of aspirational opportunities for all our learners with a real focus on building those skills they need to lead a full and enriching life, where they can contribute to society. If you are interested in leading our Key 4 and 5 phases as well as teaching your own class and have the relevant skills and experience, we are interested in hearing from you.

You will:

  • Have experience of working with children with PMLD, SLD, ASD and other complex needs.
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Have a knowledge of ASDAN and/or other accreditation relevant to our learners
  • Demonstrate a reflective, creative approach to teaching
  • Believe passionately all students should be offered every opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Maybe have an interesting skill or talent to share with our students.


Mabel Prichard School is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.

All applications will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to British values.

For an application pack and to arrange a visit please contact office@mabel-prichard.oxon.sch.uk or the school website www.mabel-prichard.oxon.sch.uk

For further information please contact Lucy Wawrzyniak, Headteacher on 01865 777878

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete, in full, the school’s application form and requirements for their submission to be considered.

Please send your completed application form to office.7020@mabel-prichard.oxon.sch.uk by 12 noon on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Successful candidates will be informed by Wednesday 18th October 2017.

The interviews will be held on Friday 20th October. The interview process will include a series of tasks, teaching a lesson and a panel interview.

Application Pack

The Ikkaido Festival of Martial Arts

The Disability Karate Federation (DKF) are delighted to invite you to the Ikkaido Festival of Martial Arts on Sunday 05th November 2017.  Registration begins at 10am and the opening ceremony begins at 11am.

An ex Mabel Prichard pupil who is now an apprentice karate coach is performing at the event !

This is a free celebration of the skills of disabled athletes where everyone can safely participate, everyone can achieve and everyone can enjoy the feeling that achievement brings.

Stoke Mandeville Stadium is the birthplace of the Paralympics.

Entry is free for all athletes, guests, families and friends – all are welcome, just tell us how many people are coming.

See the attached flyer for more details.



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