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Lady Zia Wernher School

About our school

Lady Zia Wernher School is a Luton maintained primary and early years special school for pupils aged 2-11 years.

Pupils have severe (SLD) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). Pupils’ additional needs can include autism (ASD), speech and communication difficulties, sensory impairment, physical needs, medical needs, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and associated complex behaviours.


LZW School receives funding from Luton Education service to deliver Outreach support. We are accountable to Luton SENS department for our service.

Our outreach team are our staff from within LZW School. We teach and support children with learning difficulties in small group settings.
The service offer includes advice and support to mainstream schools to maintain successful inclusion of pupils with a learning difficulty including needs such as those with communication barriers, complex behaviour, physical impairment and medical care needs. We offer Moving and Handling advice and some levels of low-tech access that are currently in use at LZW school.
Many teachers and HLTAs have an incredible wealth of specialist knowledge. Such as team teach and de-escalation strategies, attention activities, Makaton, In Print text/symbols, SCERTS, classroom management and PECS.
The service is for initial support and advice, not ongoing support for individual pupils.
Outreach do not advise and assess for the suitability of school placement.

We offer a combination of verbal and written advice. We can visit local Luton schools, there may be a charge for academy schools if support becomes significant and frequent.
Mainstream colleagues are welcome to visit LZW school, we often find colleagues benefit from seeing strategies in practice.

Lady Zia Wernher School Outreach

Little Seeds Sensory Group (LSSG)

Lady Zia Wernher School’s Little Seeds Sensory Group is a pre-school group for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Children attend with their parents/ carers. LSSG offers assessment, advise, signposting to other services and specialist support in the early play, sensory development and communication skills. LZW are responsible for preparing evidence of children’s needs for Early Years Provision Panel resulting in identification of appropriate support, funding and placement in SEND settings as appropriate. Children are referred to LSSG via Luton SENS department.

Visit the Lady Zia Wernher School's Local Offer information for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Head teacher: Hilary Davies
Deputy Head: Louise Willis
Assistant Head: Veronica Short
Family Workers: Shugufta Malik, Saika Rahim

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Where to go

Ashcroft Road

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Last updated 11/08/2023