Our next Open Morning is on Monday 21 January 2019.  Please email the school office to book your place admin@linksec.org.uk.

Welcome

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

Christmas in the Community

Christmas cheer swept across Sutton today when students from The Link Secondary School, Carew Academy and Orchard Hill College performed in the atrium of the St Nicholas Centre. They were joined by Dr Caroline Allen OBE, Principal and CEO of …

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Competition Winner!

168 students across the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust took part in competition to design the official OHC&AT Christmas Card. This year our very own Parin was awarded first place for his original festive design featuring the words of “The …

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Pantomime Star Surprise!

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 …

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Celebrating the Courage of Amy Johnson

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 …

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