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.

Vision and Ethos

Our Vision

We work with students, families and the community to provide a safe,
supportive, caring and collaborative environment that nurtures, inspires and
challenges, leading to suitable levels of achievement for all.

We will motivate our young people to move successfully along their life
journeys, through academic, vocational, social and recreational opportunities
appropriate to the needs, interests and abilities of all pupils.

We support our young people in sustaining positive relationships both in
school and in the home.

Our Ethos and Values

Unified Academy follows a nurture-based reflective and restorative approach with
all students.

We have the highest standards and expectations for all children to experience
success, lead empathetic lives and fill productive roles as members of society. Their
individual contributions to school life will be valued and their talents celebrated.
Students, staff, parents and visitors will show respect for, acceptance of and
responsibility to ourselves, each other and the wider community.

Together we will build a fun, safe and caring school that promotes the joy of learning,
high personal achievement, respect for individual differences, dignity for all and
equal opportunities by eliminating discrimination.

We will nurture, encourage and listen to every voice in our community, including
students, parents and carers, friends and staff. Maximising the potential of every
student will be placed at the heart of all decision making.

We will always be a strong advocate for Unified Academy; being proud of our school and Trust.

Our Aims

We will:

  • Ensure mutual respect for every person connected with the school
  • Support all students to leave as confident and independent individuals, armed with the necessary skills to ensure that they can advocate effectively for themselves.
  • Support students to pursue their ambitions, attain full social inclusion and achieve a high quality of life.
  • Provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced, engaging and interesting, focused on the individual needs of each student, supporting the development of key academic, functional, vocational and creative skills.
  • Teach our students to keep themselves healthy and safe
  • Help our students to learn to understand and manage their feelings
  • Provide help for parents & carers to support and nurture their children

 

 

 

I would like to thank all the staff that have made my son feel welcome at your Academy. 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

 

Latest News

Ready Steady Bake!

Students made a selection of delicious cakes during their Food Tech classes in preparation for a charity bake sale. They set up a stall in the kitchen and sold sweet treats throughout the day to raise money for their chosen …

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Our new school!

It was fantastic to open the doors and welcome students to our new school building. There was a lot of excitement as they explored their new surroundings and had a chance to try out some of the new facilities available …

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Healing Together

COVID 19 has increased the anxieties of some students. So, we are proud that two members of our staff team have completed their ‘Healing Together’ training. Healing together is a programme designed to support young people who are vulnerable as a result the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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New website

Welcome to Unified Academy’s new website! Here we will keep you up to date with all the news from our school, students’ achievements and useful information for students, parents and carers. We look forward to sharing all our news as …

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