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About VPC

The Vocational Progression Centre (VPC) is for students aged 16+ and can accommodate between 40-50 students. The centre has strong links with the community and students at this centre regularly access two working allotments.

Our students and staff enjoy being part of the local community and students are supported in work opportunities with many local businesses and community groups including Carshalton College, Eco-local, Zest Dance, Westcroft, Nickel Support, Riverside Cafe, Sutton Commu­nity Farm, Sainsbury’s, Wallington Library, Brook Cafe, Mitcham Library, British Heart Foundation, David Bright Real Estate, Wallington Crusader Hall and Westbourne School.

 

What’s happening at our Centre this term?

Natspec Games

Horse Riding

Rebound Therapy

YMCA fitness session

DigiCafe run by the Digital School at the Riverside Centre

Parent and carer coffee morning

Games lunch time club run by John Weir

Speak up Sutton

Mencap “Hate Crime” workshop

 

Events

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.
Ofsted Report

Latest News

New DigiCafe opening at the Riverside Centre in Carshalton

A great new initiative from our Digital School is launching at the Riverside Centre on 26 September 2018. Every Wednesday (during term-time) from 11.30am – 1.30pm, you will be able to pop into the DigiCafe for coffee and a slice …

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OHC&AT Film Festival 2018

During the last academic year our Digital School worked closely with students to produce a series of short films. They were guided through the entire creative process of film making from choosing a film genre and coming up with the “big idea” to …

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Prudential RideLondon 100

Ride London took place at the weekend and Orchard Hill College were proud to have six riders taking part on our behalf. Despite the weather taking a turn for the worst, our riders did brilliantly and powered through the rain …

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Outstanding Achievement Awards

Another highly successful year has flown by for our College students, and as our leavers get ready to move onto the next exciting stage of their lives, it seemed only fitting to celebrate their incredible achievements. We had the pleasure …

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