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

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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We made the finals!

What an opportunity! St Dominic’s School football team qualified for the engage in their future 2021 7-a-side football tournament finals, held at St George’s Park in Staffordshire on 14th October. This followed matches played in the qualifying tournament in West …

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Work experience opportunity

Callum in Year 11 has made an excellent start to his work experience in the school kitchen at St Dominic’s. He has helped out with the daily preparation of school lunches and has excelled at working in a team environment. …

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Year 11 are getting ready for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), they went on a practise expedition from Black Down in West Sussex and back to school. Pupils had to use their communication, map reading and navigation skills and …

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