Open Mornings are at 9.30am on Tuesday 12th March and Wednesday 22nd May.

Please email the school office to book your place


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


Latest News

Trip to the Royal Academy of Arts

Pupils from Wood and Weir classes enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Royal Academy of Arts, where they took part in a multisensory workshop. The day began with a fun game –  pupils were asked to introduce themselves to the …

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Trip to the Panto!

This week students enjoyed a special Christmas treat – a school trip to the New Wimbledon Theatre to see the pantomime Aladdin. The show stars actress and singer, Linda John Pierre, who visited the school a few weeks ago. Students …

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Special Guest for Fuller Class

A huge thank you to Ernie Fuller who came into school last Friday as our special guest. Well done to all in Fuller Class who re-enacted an assembly which took place in 2002 when Ernie Fuller was the Headmaster of …

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Christmas Fair

Thank you for supporting our annual Link Association Fair, it was lovely to see so many people. As well as spreading lots of festive cheer, over £2,000 was raised. Merry Christmas!

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