The school will remain open, as far as is possible, for key workers’ children and those children most vulnerable.

Please contact admin@linksec.org.uk if you have any queries.

We are here to support all our families.

We will advertise dates for Open Mornings in due course.

Fundraising

Please Join Us to raise funds for The Link Secondary School

With the support of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, The Link Secondary School is fundraising to create more opportunities for our students. Please join us!

About Us

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for over 1500 pupils and students aged from two to 24 years of age across London, Surrey and Sussex.

Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family of providers have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including complex autism; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

The College was established in 1983 and now operates from six college centres across London. In 2013, the College established the Trust to share its expertise and provide services and support to specialist schools. The Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The uniqueness of OHC&AT is that it is fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities. Across the whole organisation there are a range of experts and practitioners who advocate for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities to ensure they receive the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Charitable status
Both the College and the Trust are charities and are each able to fundraise. Whilst the College is a registered charity with a registered charity number, the Trust is an exempt charity and is not required to be registered with the Charity Commission. OHC&AT is the umbrella name for both OHC and OHCAT and is not a charity.

Our Approach to Fundraising
We will raise funds for specific projects that will benefit existing and future pupils and students where funds for these projects cannot be accessed via existing channels i.e. government education funding.

We will fundraise for projects that will provide opportunities and enhance the learning experience and environment for our pupils and students.

The code of fundraising practice will be followed https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk

Easyfundraising 

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for the school.  Just start your online shopping first at the Easyfundraising website, then shop as normal.  The retailers will then make a small donation to say ‘thank you’.  There are 3,821 retailers to choose from and so far they have raised over £28 million for thousands of community groups, schools, sports clubs, small and large charities across the UK.

Here’s the link to our Easyfundraising account – ‘Link Association of Parents – Staff and Friends’:

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/laop/?t=Easyfundraising-lo&v=a

To set up a new account

  • Open the link above
  • Click ‘support this cause’
  • Enter your name/email address and create a password
  • Create account.

Easyfundraising will donate £5 if you generate at least £5 from online shopping within 12 months.

  • From the home page click ‘promote my cause’
  • Select the tab ‘refer a friend’
  • Select ‘send an email’ – this will open your mailbox

Type in your email address and personalise

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent Survey 2018

 

Latest News

Sponsored Walk for Nickel Support

The Student Council wanted to organise a charity event (in line with one of the school’s values – ‘Charity’). After much discussion with their tutor groups and in council meetings, they came up with the idea of a sponsored walk. …

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Trip to the Royal Academy of Arts

Students visited London’s Royal Academy of Arts for a day of creativity which began with a viewing of a very thought provoking exhibition entitled Eco-Visionaries – Confronting a planet in a state of emergency. They discovered how architects, artists and …

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Panto Fun!

Students enjoyed a great day out at Croydon’s newly refurbished Fairfield Halls where they watched the pantomime, Cinderella. The performance was fun packed with laughs, amazing singing and brilliant digital affects. At the end of the performance, students were lucky …

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Christmas Card Competition

The Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) annual Christmas card competition is always a wonderful opportunity for pupils and students across the family to share their creative skills. This year, local artist Doug Shaw was the independent judge and …

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