Open Mornings are on Tuesday 13 November 2018 and Monday 21 January 2019.  Please email the school office to book your place admin@linksec.org.uk.

Parents’ Evening is on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 4.00pm.

Fundraising

Please Join Us to raise funds for The Link Secondary School

With the support of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, The Link Secondary School is fundraising to create more opportunities for our students. Please join us.

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About Us

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for over 800 pupils and students aged from two to 24 years of age across London, Surrey and Sussex.

Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family of providers have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including complex autism; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

The College was established in 1983 and now operates from six college centres across London. In 2013, the College established the Trust to share its expertise and provide services and support to specialist schools. The Trust is now home to nine special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The uniqueness of OHC&AT is that it is fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities. Across the whole organisation there are a range of experts and practitioners who advocate for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities to ensure they receive the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Charitable status
Both the College and the Trust are charities and are each able to fundraise. Whilst the College is a registered charity with a registered charity number, the Trust is an exempt charity and is not required to be registered with the Charity Commission. OHC&AT is the umbrella name for both OHC and OHCAT and is not a charity.

Our Approach to Fundraising
We will raise funds for specific projects that will benefit existing and future pupils and students where funds for these projects cannot be accessed via existing channels i.e. government education funding.

We will fundraise for projects that will provide opportunities and enhance the learning experience and environment for our pupils and students.

Fundraising will be undertaken through a partnership of both the College and Trust charities under the OHC&AT umbrella. Fundraising materials will clearly state what the funds will be used for and the beneficiaries of the project.

The code of fundraising practice will be followed https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/5-0-fundraising-communications-and-techniques/

 

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent Survey 2018

 

Latest News

Pantomime Star Surprise!

Students at The Link Secondary School received a very exciting visitor, actress and singer, Linda John Pierre. Linda will be starring as the Empress in the Pantomime of Aladdin which students are going to watch as a Christmas treat in …

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Celebrating the Courage of Amy Johnson

Each class in The Link Secondary School is named after a local inspirational figure. Lynn Shah, 6th Form tutor of Johnson Class, representing courage arranged a visit from the Historic Croydon Airport Trust (HCAT) who came to talk to students …

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Link’s Budding Artists!

Wood and Weir classes visited the Turf Project in Croydon’s Whitgift Centre. It is the first entirely artist-run contemporary art space in Croydon. Students enjoyed viewing an art exhibition entitled “Mothers” which is centred around the theme of caring. After …

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Premier League Trophy Visits The Link Secondary School

We were excited and very honoured to host an afternoon with the official Premier League football trophy in school, The trophy, weighing 4 stone, even came with its own security guard and was displayed on a plinth. Students came into …

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