IT WAS back to school for MP Layla Moran who visited students at LVS Oxford, near Kidlington.

The former maths and physics teacher, who represents Oxford West and Abingdon, was at the special needs school on Friday to see how it supports pupils aged 11 to 19 with autism.

She toured the school during its weekly enrichment session, during which she played chess with students, helped out with an art class and listened to a clarinet performance.

Ms Moran said it was a 'privilege' to visit LVS Oxford, adding:"I am absolutely committed that this is the start of a long and fruitful relationship with the school and students within it."

Headteacher Louisa Allison-Bergin said: “We were delighted to welcome Layla to the school and show her the many different ways in which we help students to learn, grow and achieve.

"Hosting a number of key events recently to help people understand more about autism meant we were well placed to discuss with Layla the key issues which need addressing, and she was very interested in taking that on board and working with us to achieve that”.

LVS Oxford specialises in young people with autism, asperger's and dyslexia.