Welcome

Welcome to The Link Secondary School

Our small special school values all our learners equally, recognising their individual strengths, barriers and aspirations. It provides a calm and nurturing environment in which to flourish.

All of our learners have additional communication needs that present barriers to learning. As a school team we are driven by our school vision of “Achievement for All”, wanting our learners to overcome barriers and achieve their potential academically. Generalising learning into community settings, work and leisure opportunities as well as quality relationships is seen as a priority as we help our young people develop positive esteem and greater independence.

Leavers follow a pathway system from school entry, which enables them to access the most appropriate external courses for their ability – this includes Functional Skills, GCSE’s, ASDAN and BTEC courses. Academic learning is complemented through a joint educational and therapeutic model of support. The school has its own therapy team, consisting of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and a School Counsellor who work towards helping young people overcome their barriers so they are in a place to learn continuously and make the most of the opportunities offered.

As a team we strive for excellence in all areas, working to be the best that we can be for our young people who deserve the very best that we can offer.

Sandy Turner - Executive Principal


Achievement – Well being – Communication – Independence


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

 

Latest News

Careers Week

This week has been Careers Week at the secondary school and what a successful week it was. The sixth form started it off with a trip to Richmond Hilton Hotel. They had a fantastic day learning about the job opportunities …

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Approval of the Merger and Expansion of The Link Schools

Our proposal to the DfE to formally merge The Link Primary and The Link Secondary Schools to become one entity and to introduce a satellite site to educate additional children has been approved and will take effect from September 2022. …

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Poetry Writing Competition

It’s been a jam-packed and exciting year so far concerning all things reading and literacy. Not only did some of our students recently enter a nationwide poetry writing competition, those who did, went on to compete against over 5000 entries …

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Tag Rugby Tournament

At the end of the spring term, the secondary school took part in the Cobham Tag Rugby Tournament, organised by Carew Academy. Our team consisted mostly of players who were new to the game. After a couple of weeks of …

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