Open Mornings are from 10.00am–11.30am on Wednesday 26 September 2018, Tuesday 13 November 2018 and Monday 21 January 2019. This includes a tour by the students, a presentation by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and an opportunity to ask the SLT informal questions. Please email the school office to book your place firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is my privilege to be Principal of The Link Secondary School since September 2017. I lead a well-qualified and dedicated staff who enable our students to work towards the school vision of achievement for all, improving communication skills and promoting well-being and greater independence.
Our small special school values all our students equally, recognises them as individuals and provides a calm, nurturing environment for them to flourish.
The Link Secondary School benefits from being part of The Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT). OHCAT, together with Orchard Hill College, forms a family of specialist providers with a focus on students achieving their maximum potential within their local communities.
The Link Secondary School is aspirational and through a purposeful learning environment, we hold high expectations of our students. Students follow a pathway system which allows them to access the most appropriate external courses including functional skills, GCSEs, ASDAN and BTEC courses. Learning is supported and complemented by the work of our therapy team, which includes our own Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, School Counsellor and even a school dog.
We work in partnership with parents and carers, and with the wider community, to prepare our pupils for their future lives. The value of social and personal development is recognised as an integral part of our school values.
Our young people deserve the very best and we aim for The Link Secondary School to provide excellence in all areas to meet this.
Mr John Reilly - Principal
Achievement – Well being – Communication – Independence
There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent Survey 2018
The sun shone and so did the students during their fun filled sports day. Led by PE teacher, Roger Wallbank, students played team games, took part in running races and had the opportunity to try archery – which proved very …
We hosted our end of year art exhibition at the LOFT Gallery in Croydon. The exhibition showcased a selection of work by our students covering a range of art forms from painting and printing to felt making and sculpture. We are …
This year The Link Secondary School took part for the first time in a School Food Matters Project. The project was called Know Your Onions. As part of the project several students initially visited Sutton community farm to learn how …
The Link Secondary School welcomed Colourscape to their school last week. Visual sound artist, David Stevens, completely transformed a classroom into a creative workshop full of colour, light and sound. During the workshops, students entered into the truly interactive sensory space …