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.

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 suggested making a batch to sell to staff, with all profits going to The British Legion. The first eight poppies were made and delivered, however, word soon spread about the amazing hand-crafted poppies and Leyton soon had a book full of orders. He enlisted the help of his friend Tommy, teacher Joanna Langley and a teaching assistant to help with the growing demand. He even taking resources home to ensure everyone had their poppies by 11th November. Leyton raised a whopping £80 which will be sent to The British Legion. He later explained that his great, great, Grandad had served as a soldier in the 1st World War and when he told his Nan about making and selling the poppies, she said, he would have been “really proud of him”. We are very proud of him too, well done Leyton, and everyone that helped him along the way.

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!

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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 …

Read more