Welcome

A very warm welcome to St Dominic’s School.

We are a learner and family centred Academy supporting the complex needs of up to 150 pupils and students with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) with a primary diagnosis of SLCN and/or ASC.

Our aim is to help each pupil and student and their families achieve ambitious goals, enabling them to live life to the full. We accept and celebrate our unique identities and respect and value each other for who we are and what we can achieve as individuals and as a community. All staff members, regardless of role, see themselves and the duties they undertake in relation to securing positive outcomes for all pupils and students.

We believe passionately in a multi-disciplinary ‘blended’ approach to meeting each child’s needs, resulting in carefully managed groupings, including specialist intervention work from our in-house therapeutic team. The school works closely in partnership with families, referring authorities and external agencies to coordinate the best possible care, guidance and support for its pupils and students.

We ensure that each of our Year 11 or Sixth Form leavers  emerge as self-confident, independent individuals, able to manage their own learning and behaviour and equipped with the competencies, skills and strategies to take the next steps into further or higher education and the world of work.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school community should you decide to make contact with us.

Mrs Victoria Perry - Principal


Committed to securing positive outcomes and meeting the education, health and care needs for each child and young person.


 

My Son has made incredible progress emotionally and applies himself much better academically. The mentoring aspect is key to his progress.

 

 

Latest News

NAS Advance Accreditation status

We are delighted to announce that following a reassessment by the National Autistic Society (NAS) we have retained our Advanced Accreditation status. According to official NAS criteria, an “Advanced” provision “provides highly creative and very personalised support to enable each …

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Hemmick – our therapy dog

We were all very happy to see Hemmick, our pets as therapy (PAT) dog back at school after the festive break. He brings so much joy as well as therapeutic benefits to the whole school community including: Physical benefits – …

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OHC&AT Christmas Card Winner

Pupils and students put their creative talents to great use entering the Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) Christmas card competition. The Trust received over 250 designs, so we were over the moon to hear that St Dominic’s student, …

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Bringing history to life

Year 4 pupils have been learning about the Great Fire of London. To bring their learning to life they designed, created and decorated houses from the period of 1666 and then set them alight during forest school. They witnessed how …

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