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Welcome to Orchard Hill College. We are a community based specialist college offering educational opportunities for students over 16 years old with a wide range of special needs.

Our ‘can do’ approach permeates every aspect of a young person’s experience. From first contact with the College we are constantly looking at what skills they would like to develop and how these impact on the lives they want to live. Young people develop and mature during their time at College and the dedicated team of support surrounding them offer opportunities that will improve their independence and confidence.

Orchard Hill is an Outstanding College (Ofsted 2013), which we are immensely proud of as this recognises our students’ fantastic work and achievements. Ofsted reported: ‘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.’

Improving opportunities and outcomes for our students is at the heart of everything we do. For young people, especially those with special needs or who experience other barriers to learning, the 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 we aim to deliver.

Please get in touch, or visit one of our Open Events to meet the teams, have a look at our facilities and ask any questions you may have.

Dr Caroline Allen OBE - Principal & CEO


Orchard Hill College has literally changed our lives. The College is second to none; exceptional and life changing. Parent


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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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Trip to the V&A Museum

Students from the Digital School enjoyed a trip to the Video Games exhibition at the V&A Museum in Kensington. The exhibition highlighted many of the key issues in gaming from the design and development to gender parity and ethnic diversity. …

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Comic Shop Guru joins Pod Radio for an Interview

Tom from the incredible comic shop “A Place in Space” in Croydon, joined our Digital Ambassadors to take part in a podcast. Students interviewed Tom and asked him about working in the industry and also found out other interesting facts …

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Christmas in the Community: Hillingdon

Students from Wyvern have spent the last term making some beautiful Christmas decorations, cards, bath bombs and other goods ready for their first ever enterprise stall in Uxbridge. The bath bombs went down amazingly well at the stall. Whilst making …

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Christmas Pantomime!

Staff, families and friends were wowed by the students from Lomond House who performed ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Southwark Playhouse. The students were brilliant and combined a unique performance of dancing and acting as they transported the audience through time …

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