Following the expansion consultation, the Department for Education has confirmed that the expansion has been approved. Click here to read the letter to parents and carers.

Fundraising

Please Join Us to raise funds for Dysart School

With the support of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, Dysart School is fundraising to create more opportunities for our students. Please join us!

About Us

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for over 1000 pupils and students aged from two to 24 years of age across London, Surrey and Sussex.

Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family of providers have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including complex autism; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

The College was established in 1983 and now operates from six college centres across London. In 2013, the College established the Trust to share its expertise and provide services and support to specialist schools. The Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The uniqueness of OHC&AT is that it is fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities. Across the whole organisation there are a range of experts and practitioners who advocate for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities to ensure they receive the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Charitable Status

Both the College and the Trust are charities and are each able to fundraise. Whilst the College is a registered charity with a registered charity number, the Trust is an exempt charity and is not required to be registered with the Charity Commission. OHC&AT is the umbrella name for both OHC and OHCAT and is not a charity.

Our Approach

We will raise funds for specific projects that will benefit existing and future pupils and students where funds for these projects cannot be accessed via existing channels i.e. government education funding.

We will fundraise for projects that will provide opportunities and enhance the learning experience and environment for our pupils and students.

The code of fundraising practice will be followed https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.

 

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

Latest News

Change to funding agreement approved

We are pleased to announce the changes to the school’s funding agreement that it holds with the Department for Education (DfE) have been approved. Principal, Leigh Edser, says: “This is a very exciting time for Dysart as we can continue to …

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Dysart Opens during Easter Holiday for Pupils affected by COVID

We were pleased to be able to offer additional time in school during the first week of the Easter holiday for those pupils who were most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which 43 pupils were able to attend. We used …

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Easter Egg Surprise

Students at Dysart were extremely excited to each receive an Easter egg on the last day of term.  A massive thank you to Dons Local Action Group who donated the eggs. The Dons Local Action Group is a network of …

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YouTube Workshops in Understanding Stress and Behaviours

Our Wellbeing and Sound Practitioner Joanna McEwen is running a number of workshops explaining the importance of the Polyvagal Theory in understanding stress and behaviours. The first of the workshops can be found on the Dysart YouTube channel by clicking …

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