Our Offer

The College

DVLSC is situated on the old Patcham House School site on Old London Road, in the heart of Patcham village with direct walking access to a small local supermarket and other shops. We are directly on a public bus route which we use for travel training to other destinations (including the city centre & work based learning).

The College is on a secure site with classrooms, withdrawal/quiet rooms, physio room, food technology room, and a main hall.

There are discrete outdoor areas for leisure and work skills development (grounds maintenance).

Our dedicated classrooms have computers and interactive whiteboards as well as a number of iPads to support learner communication and curriculum access.  We also use assistive technology (Eye-Gaze) to daily support learner engagement on site.

We have access to some lovely grounds near the Patcham site such as the local peace garden and a park nearby. We also have use of a mini bus with wheelchair access which enables visits out into the community.


  • Classrooms

  • Leisure room

  • Food technology room

  • Physiotherapy room

  • Outdoor spaces

  • Garden area

The Flat

Some of our Life Skills learning takes place at The Flat in Hove, to simulate a more real home environment. The Flat has a kitchen, bedsit, classroom and bathroom plus a garden that the learners maintain. This is also a supportive base for work experience and work based learning in the Hove area. 

Link to Downs View School and Downs View Link College

As we are linked with Downs View Schools and Downs View Link College we have access to the hydrotherapy pool (for those students that benefit medically from its use) and other facilities