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Joining College

If you are offered a place at Orchard Hill College we will send you a confirmation letter and you can decide if you would like to accept the placement.

Once you accept we work with your local authority to get the right support needed for you to attend College. In the summer term you will be invited to a transition course, this will take place in the Centre you will be joining and will last for around 6 weeks. You will have an opportunity to meet with your peers and your new teacher. Throughout this process we will be in contact regularly and will support you through this journey

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
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Down Syndrome Awareness Day

To help raise awareness for World Down’s syndrome day, students and staff at Wyvern House, Hillingdon all came in with their odd socks (and plenty of spare odd socks so everyone could join in the fun!) Odd socks were chosen …

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Coffee Morning and Enterprise for Mother’s Day

This term saw the introduction of coffee mornings in each of our regional hubs. The informal events provide an opportunity for students, parents and carers to engage with staff and talk through the transition process. College students enjoyed getting involved …

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Kane impresses staff at All Saints church

This term, BedZed student Kane started his work experience at All Saints church in Mitcham. Staff observed that he was very focused and able to carry out a variety of jobs. Kane’s hard work demonstrated his ability to following instructions, …

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Supermarket Work Experience

Beaconsfield student Nasir has begun work at Sainsbury’s in Kingston. He is currently gaining valuable work experience and is growing in confidence and acquiring some great inpendence skills. Nasir stacks the shelves and makes sure they are full and well …

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