Unified Academy is the new name for Chart Wood School.

We moved to a new site in Dorking on 1 September.

The new building is a great learning environment with lots of excellent facilities for students to enjoy.

We look forward to sharing news and celebrating students’ achievements with you.

Welcome

Unified Academy (formerly Chart Wood School) is a special 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.

If you are considering a place at Unified Academy for your son, please contact us on info@unifiedacademy.org or 01737 215 488.

David Thomas - Acting Principal


Supporting each other, Achieving together


My son joined Unified Academy in September 2020 and it is the best educational setting for him.  As a parent, I was apprehensive about my son attending a new place, but the experience for him has been fantastic. Having had a tough time in previous schools, his attitude to attending school has been difficult. Unified Academy has changed his attitude towards school and that is thanks to the positivity of all the staff.  My son finally feels accepted and that is a great weight off my shoulders!

Latest News

Fundraising for Children in Need 

Always keen to help those less fortunate than themselves, students’ put on their aprons and rose to the challenge once again. This time, they put their baking and fundraising skills into action to support the charity, Children in Need. The …

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Remembering Josh

Year 10/ 11 students, led by Kyle and Jesse, were keen to organise a bake sale to raise money towards a commemorative bench to remember their friend and fellow student Josh, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2017. They …

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Meet Lilly, the therapy dog 

We welcomed Lilly, the therapy dog and her trainer Angela, to Unified Academy this week. They are part of the Canine Assisted Wellbeing Group (CAWG) which is dedicated to improving the mental health, emotional wellbeing and literacy of young people …

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Leyton’s poppy enterprise 

The school have been learning about Armistice Day, including why poppies are the symbol of remembrance.  One tutor group were tasked with making their own poppies. Student, Leyton, wondered why he hadn’t seen many people wearing poppies in school and …

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