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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 150 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 programmes 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

St Dominic’s enters the Hambledon Village Speedwatch Scarecrow Competition

If you have had cause to drive through Hambledon Village this week, you will have noticed lots of scarecrows along the roadside. These scarecrows are part of the village’s community speedwatch campaign.  The hope is that they will make drivers …

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Forest School Creativity 

Our Forest School continues to inspire lots of creativity, this week students created unique, impressive stick characters using elder wood and conkers. One earned the title ‘William the Conker-er’ bringing lots of laughter to the group. Work on the village …

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Today we welcome back Hemmick, our PAT dog

There was excitement all round today from staff, pupils and students as we welcomed back our PAT (Pets as Therapy) visiting dog, Hemmick (and his human, Alison). Although we haven’t seen them both since ‘Lockdown’ began, Alison has been sending …

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Healing Together

COVID 19 has increased the anxieties of some students. So, we are proud that two members of our staff team have completed their ‘Healing Together’ training. Healing together is a programme designed to support young people who are vulnerable as a result the …

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