It has been a privilege to be part of the amazing growth and transformation of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust over recent years and there are exciting times ahead as we consolidate our reputation as a family of high quality education providers.

Improving opportunities and outcomes for our pupils and students remains at the heart of all that we do. For children and young people, especially those with special educational needs or who experience other barriers to learning, our world can present many challenges. All young people deserve to leave education confident that they have developed the skills they need to achieve their ambitions, with meaningful education, work and life experiences to draw on. This is the confidence that we aim to deliver.

We are steadily extending the reach of our provision within our local communities from primary through secondary to further education, smoothing transitions and giving pupils and students the benefit of expertise generated from our collegiate approach to knowledge-sharing amongst our staff. All of this is underpinned by a suite of shared services whose expert staff work closely with students and staff in each school/College centre and with affiliates and commissioning organisations to improve educational and operational quality at every level to benefit our students.

In addition we have a Digital School which is a student-run project developing innovative and inclusive technological solutions, and the Training School offering teacher training courses and apprenticeships.

Dr Caroline Allen OBE

CEO/Principal

OHC&AT

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Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) together form a family of specialist providers. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local community it serves.

Our ambition is to contribute further to improving the education offer for all pupils and students in our communities, including those with SEN. Currently, the College offers specialist education programmes for students aged 16 and over in six sites in London and Surrey. The Academy Trust enables us to build on and extend the scope of our work, so that Academy pupils can also benefit from our expertise and access a greater range of opportunities arising from our strong community and stakeholder networks.