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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

New Covered Way Wall Art

This week, we have had some amazing wall art installed on the walls on either side in what is referred to as the covered way that leads down to the dining hall. The wall art celebrates the lives and achievements …

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Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils and Sixth Form students on their amazing results!

In what has been an extraordinary year in so many ways, we wanted to congratulate our Year 11 pupils and Sixth Form students on their amazing results. They have been a pleasure to work with and should feel very proud …

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St Dominic’s pupil – Paige, aka ‘Lil P’ – writes a song ‘Stop Bullying’

One of our many talented pupils, Paige (aka ‘Lil P’), has written an emotive, anti-bullying  song.  Read in her own words why she was moved to do this….. “I`m an English pop/rap artist, who goes by the name `Lil P`. …

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Lockdown Photography Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the St Dominic’s school lockdown photography competition! We were absolutely inundated with entries from pupils and students, and the level of originality and thought that went into the photos we received really …

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