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Equality & Diversity

Orchard Hill College is committed to creating an inclusive environment, where people are treated with dignity and respect and where we anticipate and respond positively to different needs and circumstances so that everyone can achieve their potential.

We are committed to promoting and advancing equality of opportunity, not only because it is an important part of our mission, vision and values, but also because by attracting and retaining the most diverse range of students, staff and partners, we will ensure the College’s future success.

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and without discrimination, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, circumstances or background.

We will consult and involve the College community in our decision making and use a number of forums including Student Council, parent coffee meetings and staff meetings.

Please click the links to access our Equality and Diversity Policy and Equality Objectives:

Equality and Diversity Policy

Equality Objectives

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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