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Mission and Ethos

Our Mission

Orchard Hill College exists to support, enable and champion the talents, skills and rights of the most complex and vulnerable people in our society in order that we can release their potential, promote their wellbeing and transform their lives.

Ethos and Values

Improving opportunities and outcomes for all our students is at the heart of everything we do:

We prepare students to be independent by developing life and work skills ready for life after college.

We provide students with social and vocational opportunities in the heart of their community.

We provide a learning environment that that is inspiring, creative and individualised.

We empower and enable students to be fulfilled, happy, healthy and confident.

We have a can-do attitude and all students’ contributions and talents are celebrated.

 

 

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

Latest News

Winners!

Students and staff had a fantastic day as they took to the football pitch for a tournament against rival teams from Aurora from South Thames College. The tournament saw teams compete from Beaconsfield, VPC, Vocational Centre, Garratt House and Aurora …

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Fun in the park

Wiktoria, Edi and Uzma from Wyvern House attended Fassnidge Park for a health and well-being session. They really enjoyed using the gym equipment for some upper body exercises. Students worked together to lift the weight of a staff member by …

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Winner of a Natspec Award 2021!

We are thrilled to announce that the college has won a Natspec Award 2021 for Curriculum Innovation! Our nomination was for was the recovery curriculum; RESET, RECOVER, RECONNECT! The creation and implementation of the recovery curriculum was to support students to …

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New toolkit launched for therapists

Sarah Gummett-Hart, a Music Therapist at the college has led a group of therapists from across Natspec (membership organisation for specialist further education)  to develop a new toolkit. Natspec has assembled a toolkit to support therapy outcomes measurement for students …

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