Welcome

Welcome to Unified Academy. We are a special school for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs. All of our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Students are at the heart of everything we do. We want our students to become well-rounded, confident adults with high aspirations for their future.

We deliver a highly personalised approach to education with an emphasis on meeting the different needs, abilities and interests of our students in order to secure the best possible outcomes for students.

Class sizes are small with no more than six students in each teaching group. Lessons are tailored, carefully planned and as a result, learning is more purposeful and engaging. As well as teaching staff, classroom assistants provide additional support for students helping to build their confidence and self-esteem whilst supporting their academic, social and developmental needs.

Students have access to a range of therapies including; Trusted Adults, Speech, Language and Communication Therapy (SALT) and Canine Assisted Learning (CAL). Additionally, Unified Academy has a full time Home School Link Worker (HSLW) to support families with the management of behaviour, improving their child’s attendance at school and facilitating access to other Health and Social Care services.

Students are encouraged and nurtured to get the most out of their school experience and their individual contributions are valued and celebrated.

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

Annabelle Thomas, Principal

Annabelle Thomas - 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

Spooktacular Food Tech

It’s been a fun morning in the food tech room! We had seven students taking part in a variety of activities, including paper-crafting, pumpkin carving, cooking Halloween inspired foods and even had a bit of a boogie to some Halloween …

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Mindful Café

In support of World Mental Health Day, Unified Academy opened up a Mindful Café. Students and staff were invited to drop in and enjoy snacks and drinks prepared by upper school students. The café provided an opportunity for the school …

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Celebrating World Mental Health Day

Unified Academy’s Student Voice met this week to discuss World Mental Health Day (WMHD), and what  ‘good’ mental health feels like and means to them. They concluded that even though it means different things to everyone, they all agreed that …

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Unified Academy Alumni

We are proud to share news of two former students who after completing their education at Unified Academy progressed onto courses at East Surrey College. Joe was awarded Student of the Year – Business Level 1 and Brandon was awarded Student …

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