Open Mornings are on Tuesday 13 November 2018 and Monday 21 January 2019. Please email the school office to book your place firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents’ Evening is on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 4.00pm.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …