About Us

St Dominic’s School is a well-known and highly regarded special school in Surrey and stands in 56 acres of wooded grounds with ample space for recreational activities.  The school caters for up to 110 pupils and Sixth Form students between the ages of 7 – 19, who have a range of academic abilities and complex needs.  It is owned and run by Orchard Hill College Academy Trust.

We offer access to an extensive range of GCSE subjects pitched at individual students’ levels. Within the Sixth Form, students are able to access external college placements as part of their personalised holistic education and therapy provision.

The School has an in-house team of qualified therapists offering Speech and Language TherapyOccupational Therapy and Sensory Integration.  The range of therapeutic support available to pupils and students enables them to access the curriculum at an appropriate level, maximising each individual’s potential for achievement.  Additionally, there are purpose-built medical facilities where nursing cover is provided on a daily basis by qualified staff.

The School has achieved Advanced Autism Accreditation, the prestigious Arts Council ‘Artsmark’ Silver Award and holds the National Healthy Schools status.

Our experienced and specialist staff will make every effort to assist your child to make the most of their time at St Dominic’s, ensuring that they benefit fully from the holistic waking day programme and educational opportunities offered to them. The nurturing, yet appropriately challenging, personalised environment encourages growth and development towards independence and preparation for further education and employment.

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2019

 

 

Latest News

Football star in the making!

Our Year 7 Pupil, Archie, joined Chelsea’s pan disability team in March this year. Every Sunday he plays with other children with a mix of abilities and a range of different disabilities.It’s a brilliant place to learn new skills and …

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Children in Need

KS2 and Year 7 classes had lots of fun supporting the Children in Need Colour Fun Run. The aim was to collect each colour stamped on to their T-shirt. For each lap around the yard pupils collected a colour. There …

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No Pens Day Wednesday!

Over a quarter of a million school children and young people across the UK took part in ‘No Pens Day Wednesday’, a day which is used to encourage schools and settings to put down their pens and to run a …

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St Dominic’s marks Armistice Day with a silent presentation

On 11 November, staff, pupils and students marked Armistice Day and the two-minute silence by watching a powerful and moving silent presentation that had been prepared by Dr Rodell, one of our teachers. Click here to view the presentation

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