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About VPC

The Vocational Progression Centre (VPC) is for students aged 16+ and can accommodate between 40-50 students. The centre has strong links with the community and students at this centre regularly access two working allotments.

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 Carshalton College, Eco-local, Zest Dance, Westcroft, Nickel Support, Riverside Cafe, Sutton Commu­nity Farm, Sainsbury’s, Wallington Library, Brook Cafe, Mitcham Library, British Heart Foundation, David Bright Real Estate, Wallington Crusader Hall and Westbourne School.

 

What’s happening at our Centre this term?
Trampolining at Sutton Sports Centre
SAVVY Theatre  – Pantomime Workshops
DigiCafe run by the Digital School at the Riverside Centre
Horse Riding at The Diamond Riding Centre
Parent/Carer Information Evening
Coffee Morning – Wednesday 18th March 10am – 11am
Community & Transition Event
Gardening at EcoLocal
Football sessions at The Westcroft Centre
Expressive Art Group
Upcycling

 

Events

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

Expressive Arts at VPC

  Students enjoyed the opportunity to get creative at VPC when they took part in an expressive art session. There was lots of freedom to enjoy the paints, some chose hand painting and the splat technique, whilst others preferred dipping …

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Salsa sessions at Lomond House

Last term, dance teacher, Dani, from Havana Londres, joined our students at Lomond House for a salsa session. The atmosphere was brilliant and the students couldn’t help but join in! Curriculum Lead, Cristina, said “It was a really fun session …

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A paw-fect work placement

One of our WorkStart students is having a fantastic time on her work placement with Paws and Pause in South London. The organisation is a social enterprise offering day care for dogs in the local area. Their social mission is …

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Celebrating Apprenticeships

This week, we are celebrating all things Apprenticeships in support of the National Apprenticeship Week campaign. Three members of staff at Carew Academy received their formal qualifications from NFCE CACHE having completed a Level 2 Certificate or Level 3 Diploma …

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