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About Vocational Centre

The Vocational Centre is co-located with Nightingale Community Academy and has access to fanatastic vocational facilities including the farm and allotment, industry kitchen, mechanical workshop and hairdressing salon. The Centre currently accommodates 20 students aged 16+.

Our students and staff enjoy being part of the local community and students are supported in work opportunities with many local businesses and community groups including Tooting Leisure Centre, Cannons Leisure Centre, YMCA Wimbledon, Baked Bean Company, Wandsworth Learning Difficulties Network, Wandsworth Health Watch, Project Search and Thrive Battersea Park

 

What’s happening at our Centre this term?

All vocational courses including hair/ beauty, construction, mechanics, animal care and catering are continuing.

Students have voted for an enterprise ART project which they will design and sell to members of the public.

A new health and well-being link at YMCA Wimbledon.

New partnership being developed with Baked bean company.

Coffee Morning – Monday 16th March 10am – 11am at Lomond House.

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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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