Dysart School is consulting on a proposal to expand its overall pupil numbers and to amend its Funding Agreement with the Department for Education.

For further information on the proposal and to respond to the consultation please click here.

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 fourteen 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 to Fundraising

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.

Fundraising will be undertaken through a partnership of both the College and Trust charities under the OHC&AT umbrella. Fundraising materials will clearly state what the funds will be used for and the beneficiaries of the project.

The code of fundraising practice will be followed https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/5-0-fundraising-communications-and-techniques/

The school is a calm and happy place. As a result, pupils enjoy school, are keen to learn and attend well.

Ofsted 2015

Latest News

Proposal to expand overall pupil numbers at Dysart School

Dysart School is undertaking a consultation on a proposal for the School to educate additional children with special education needs across the existing year groups at its current site and at a proposed additional site. The overall increase across both sites would provide a further …

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Autism Awareness Week at Dysart

Pupils and staff at Dysart have celebrated Autism Awareness Week this week, participating in a range of different activities to promote better understanding and acceptance of autism. We adopted the ‘Light it up blue’ theme, where many landmarks, businesses and …

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Work Experience at Dysart

We were delighted to welcome Zav, a pupil from St Philip’s school in Chessington, for a week of Work Experience at Dysart last week. Zav worked in our front office and helped the admin team with a number of important …

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Dysart Pupils Celebrate National Workouts & Wellbeing Week

On Monday March 25th, pupils at Dysart celebrated National Workouts and Wellbeing week. Pupils from a number of our younger classes came together to paint two large, communal, pieces of artwork. All the pupils worked together to produce two brilliantly …

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