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

College taster sessions

Our post 16 students are finally able to attend NESCOT. For some of them it has been their first taste of college life. They have been doing taster sessions in Construction and have started a bird box project. In their …

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Being Extraordinary for the Extra Ordinary! article published

We are very proud to announce that we have had another article published in the May edition of Autism Parenting Magazine. It is entitled ‘Being Extraordinary for the Extra Ordinary!’ click here to read it.

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World Maths Day

Wednesday 5th May was ‘World Maths Day’, a day when Mathematics is celebrated around the world. At the secondary school, each class spent the day taking part in the ‘Mathletics Live’ world competition. Students had to answer several different mathematics …

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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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