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About The Link Secondary School

The Link Secondary School specialises in meeting the needs of students who have Speech, Language and Communication difficulties and provides placements for students from a wide range of local authorities. We are situated in the London Borough of Sutton and are easily accessible by public transport from Waddon Station and well placed to draw upon a wide range of leisure, recreational and educational facilities having easy access to Surrey and London.

The Link Secondary School is an academy and part of The Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) As a small special school we provide education for up to 56 students, aged between 11-16 with an additional provision for students aged 16-19. There is also a Link Primary School and the two schools maintain close liaison. Both schools are approved by the DfE and children are referred to the schools by Local Education Authorities.

Establishing and developing relationships with parents and carers is a central part of our philosophy. Children learn best when the school and parents work together and we value the contribution that parents make to our school and endeavour to provide many opportunities for quality collaboration.

The school is committed to equal opportunities. The school building is small and friendly.

Our Academies

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of OHC&AT will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.   We are looking forward to a bright future as part of the OHC&AT family.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

Latest News

Dysart School ‘continues to be Outstanding’ following Ofsted’s short inspection

Students, staff, governors and the wider school community are celebrating the result of their recent Ofsted short inspection (November 2018), in which the inspectors judged that Dysart School ‘continues to be outstanding’. This is the first Ofsted inspection since Dysart …

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New Digital Skills Qualification

We are proud to announce that our Digital School students’ will be offered an opportunity to work towards an entry level Digital Skills qualification accredited by Ascentis. The qualification is made up of two mandatory modules in Online and Computer …

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Digital School join Cisco Networking Academy

Orchard Hill College (Digital School) have been invited to join the Cisco Networking Academy (CNA). Since 1997, Cisco Networking Academy has been working toward a single goal: fostering the technical and entrepreneurial skills that people, educators, and companies need to …

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OHC&AT Christmas Card Competition 2018

Thank you to pupils and students who took part in our competition to design the official 2018 OHC&AT digital Christmas card. We received an incredible 168 entries, what talented and creative pupils and students we have! The designs filled us …

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