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.

 

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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