Orchard Hill College
Sutton, United Kingdom
About Orchard Hill College
Opened in 2016, Orchard Hill College is an independent specialist college in Wallington, Sutton. The college has expanded its provision and now manages five learning centres, situated in local communities in Surrey and London boroughs. The college provides both full- and part-time individualised programmes for young people and adults with profound/severe/moderate and complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Learners have additional support needs in relation to autistic spectrum disorder, emotional or behavioural challenges, physical disabilities, sensory impairment as well as medical needs, mental health issues and those learners with English as an additional language.
Dr Caroline Allen OBE
Values and vision
Improving opportunities and outcomes for our pupils and students remains at the heart of Orchard Hill College. The college believes that 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 Orchard Hill aims to deliver.
The college is steadily extending the reach of provision within local communities from primary through secondary to further education, smoothing transitions and giving pupils and students the benefit of expertise generated from the 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 students.
"Outcomes for learners are outstanding. Learners successfully work towards goals for independence, supported living, making use of their local community facilities and services, work and further learning. The majority of learners make excellent progress in developing personal and social skills to improve their future lives."