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We want to help all pupils thrive at Linden Lodge School and to support the Linden Lodge community. 

About us

Linden Lodge Charitable Trust was set up to provide support for the pupils of Linden Lodge School, a day and residential school in Wimbledon specialising in Sensory impairment, particularly Vision impairment. Every pupil, from 2 to 19 years, is cared for and nurtured as an individual, and is provided with innovative and fully accessible learning opportunities. 

The Trust was founded in 1980 with the aim of providing extras not covered by statutory funding, including basics such as school trips, play equipment and music lessons. As Linden Lodge School has developed and the needs of the students have become more complex, the Trust has risen to the challenge of raising additional funding for much larger projects. These have included a wheelchair access adventure playground, wheelchair access mini-buses, a sensory garden, a hydrotherapy pool, and a library and learning resources centre.

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How we have helped

Last year Linden Lodge Charitable Trust funded

250

hours of music lessons

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embosser to give all pupils access to written material

21

disabled horseback riding sessions

2

Innowalkers which enable independent standing and walking movement for pupils with significant physical disabilities.

Eyegaze device allowing eye driven communication

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Linden Lodge School has a long history of outstanding work and highly specialist support and early intervention for its pupils with sensory impairment and other disabilities, providing an individualised approach to support every pupil, enhancing their lives and expanding their futures while also supporting their families.

The school’s success is a testament to the passion and commitment of the staff to provide the best possible environment and opportunities for Linden Lodge pupils. This means that there will always be a wish list for funding, whether to support important enhancements to the everyday curriculum, or to help realise future projects that will enable the school to do even more to support students’ development needs. 

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Linden Lodge Charitable Trust plays an important role in providing support to the school on a day-to-day basis, as well as helping to provide important new facilities when these are needed. The school is an academy school and is part of the Southfields Multi-Academy Trust. The Trustees work hard to provide funding for specific items agreed with the school and, in the case of major projects, with the Chief Executive of the Multi-Academy Trust as well. We are proud to have  supported some wonderful new facilities over the last ten years.

As well as helping to raise funds for major new facilities, including most recently a specialist playground, we want to ensure that funds are available for smaller items that make a difference on a day-to-day basis. Music is very important for some of the students, so one of our priorities is to make sure funds are available for music lessons.

Apart from special projects, Linden Lodge Charitable Trust annually funds over 250 hours of music lessons, over 20 multi-pupil sessions of horseback riding and a week’s camping for the schoolleavers at Woodlarks, a specialist campsite for the disabled, which is a transformative experience. 

Our Trustees

Michael Elks, chair

Claudia Brooks, treasurer

Monique Blase, Tim Bowen, Maddie Cannon, Chris Elliot, Pamela Handford Green, Anita Lewisohn, Peter Shaw,

Sarah Wilson, Sally Winfield    

Interview with Michael Elks, Chair of LLCT

Sam Carlisle interviewed Michael Elks who chairs Linden Lodge Charitable Trust to explore the history and achievements of the charity.

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