A SCHOOL in Ascot has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in a nation-wide independent school awards.

LVS Ascot has made the finals of the Tes Independent School Awards, in the ‘Wellbeing initiative of the year’ category, for its own wellbeing hub.

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The hub is designed to provide students with a place and a person to turn to, and helps to deal with a number of different emotional stresses as well as practical guidance to help “reduce emotional barriers to learning.”

LVS Ascot’s principal, Christine Cunniffe, added; “The wellbeing of our students is paramount to enabling them to fulfil their potential throughout life.

"We aim to give every student the confidence they need and inspire them to exceed their expectations.

LVS Ascot Wellbeing Hub. Pic by LVS Ascot

LVS Ascot Wellbeing Hub. Pic by LVS Ascot

"Mental health is an area of growing national concern and we believe that the foundations are laid in childhood, so our aim is to support young people when they need it most.

"Our students visited the Wellbeing Hub on 900 occasions in its first year of opening, for a wide range of reasons ranging from depression and anxiety to friendship issues and LGBTQ+ support.

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"The launch of the centre came just before the pandemic, and I’m particularly proud that we were able to support 29 students through the stress of covid-related family bereavements and illnesses.”

For more information, visit lvs.ascot.sch.uk/admissions/open-days-2/book-now-pt/.