We are holding an open morning for parents/carers in regard to potential places for September 2022 on Tuesday 11th May at 10.00am.

We are requesting that face masks are worn on the school site at all times and only one person per household comes for the tour.

Please contact Karen Hayward on khayward@linksec.org.uk if you would like to book a place.

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

Pathological Demand Avoidance article published

We are proud to advise that we have had another article published in Autism Parenting Magazine – April 2021.  Executive Principal, Sandy Turner and our PDA and Outreach Teacher, Judy Turner collaborated to write the article entitled “Building Emotional Health …

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Link alumni – Charlie

It is always wonderful to hear from ex members of The Link community and we were thrilled to learn that former student, Charlie is one step closer to his dream of becoming a chef. He is currently undertaking a work …

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Sharing good practice, knowledge and ideas

The Link Schools are ambassadors for and passionate about sharing good practice, knowledge and ideas.  We are fortunate to have so much expertise within our staff teams and these skills and knowledge have been utilised to create an informative article …

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Red Nose Day fundraising

Well done to Johnson Class who were in charge of our Red Nose Day fundraising this year. They demonstrated their fundraising skills by organising a bake sale. This entailed making, decorating, packaging and selling cakes and sweet treats to students …

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