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 2018

 

 

Latest News

Welcome to the New Student Voice

On Monday, our whole school assembly focused on the Student Voice and was led by Mrs Perry, Head of Education.   In school, we have Student Voice representatives for each Key Stage.  The representatives are the ‘voice of the pupils …

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Kingswood Day 3 – Rouen!

Today we had a guided tour of the city of Rouen, the capital of Normandy, learning about its history. The highlight was seeing a Black Death site where we saw skeletons being excavated from an old market square.

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Kingswood Day 2 – Baking & Battlefields!

  After a busy day of activities yesterday, in the evening pupils and students learned how to bake authentic croissants (pictured looking delicious!) and then tried their hands at archery. Pupils and students were early to bed last night in …

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Kingswood Day 1 – Fun at the Beach!

Yesterday, after a long journey, pupils and students arrived safe and sound at the Chateau mid-afternoon. After they had unpacked, pupils and students enjoyed an evening meal followed by sports activities. After so much excitement, some pupils and students woke …

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