Chart Wood School will be moving to a new site in Dorking over the holiday period and will become Unified Academy from 1st September 2020. Unified Academy will remain part of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust.
Chart Wood School is a special day and boarding school for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Some pupils also have moderate learning and attachment difficulties. This means that pupils struggle to form strong, healthy and sustainable relationships with others and can present with challenging behaviour. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Class sizes are small with no more than six pupils in each teaching group. Lessons are carefully planned and take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all pupils so that learning is more purposeful and engaging. Additional support in the classroom is provided by way of classroom assistants who work with pupils to build their confidence and self-esteem whilst also supporting their academic, social and developmental needs.
Pupils have access to Trusted Adults and Speech, Language and Communication Therapy. Additionally, the school has a full time Home School Link Worker (HSLW) who supports families in the management of behaviour, improving their child’s attendance at school and facilitating access to other Health and Social Care services.
We follow a very clear admissions policy and work with the Local Authority to achieve this by only accepting pupils whose SEND needs can be met by our school.
If you are considering a place at Chart Wood School for your son, please contact us on email@example.com or 01737 215 488.
David Thomas - Acting Principal
Supporting each other, Achieving together
I would like to thank all the staff that have made my son feel welcome at your school. After last year at his old school we never thought we could help him feel happy and want to go to school…….now we are 100 % positive we made the right choice
Some of our students have been exploring a variety of home learning. One student has been exploring his local area and has discovered lots of wildlife and animals, including calves, cygnets, foals and baby frogs! We were thrilled he was …
Chart Wood School has appointed a new Acting Principal. David Thomas said “I am incredibly proud to join the Chart Wood team. The school has great potential to improve and provide the best possible support for our pupils and families. …
Pupils and staff have been discussing a new name and logo for the school. Pupils from the student council collected views from across the school and created the new logo. The colour was important for the pupils to represent the …