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 Survey 2018
As part of our Monday Afternoon Project (MAP), a group of students started their photography sessions. MAP gives them the opportunity to experiment with a professional camera and learn basic photography skills. This week, they concentrated on focusing the lens …
This term, we relaunched our Monday Afternoon Project (MAP), an initiative for students to try out a range of different activities to broaden their learning. The subject areas include; textiles, photography, drama, mindfulness, cultural studies and football. Each week, we …
We are bursting with pride! Congratulations to students who received their Art GCSE results this week. 100% pass rate, we couldn’t be prouder of you. Your next big adventure awaits.