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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

#LoveOurColleges

Students at VPC created their #ShareTheLoveOurColleges entry for Association of Colleges competition for Colleges Week with some emotion paint pouring. This was a whole class piece. Each student filled a cup with paint representing their emotions and let them out by …

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Gratitude is the key to happiness…

Students at VPC, our centre in Carshalton spent Mental Health week discussing what made them happy or sad, and after much discussion, they have discovered, that for them, the key to happiness is gratitude. Here is a video they put …

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Tea & Talk at Orchard Hill College

Staff and students joined the “Tea & Talk” initiative today by offering one to one sessions with either a member of staff, or student ambassador. These could be accessed in person, or over Zoom to keep everyone safe with social …

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World Mental Health Day

Students and staff across all of our centres wore yellow today to show their support for World Mental Health Day, which takes place on Saturday 10th October. Many people are wearing something yellow to raise awareness of the issue and …

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