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Orchard Hill College will, as far as is possible, remain open to support the families of key workers and the vulnerable students we serve. If you are uncertain about what to do please email enquiries@orchardhill.ac.uk and we will respond to you urgently.

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

 

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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

Latest News

A little bit of kindness goes a long way

Students and staff at Beaconsfield have been taking part in a ‘little bit of kindness’ project. The group has been making cards with lovely messages, alongside pictures and artwork around what makes them happy. They have also made flower bouquets, …

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Residential Trip to Exmoor

Students enjoyed their first residential trip of the year to Calvert Trust in Exmoor! Experienced Exmoor staff supported students to reach their full potential no matter what their level of ability. The activities participated in were fun and challenging building …

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Celebrating World Book Day

Following the success of the Christmas sensory story the Digital School were back in action this week with a multi-sensory celebration of World Book Day at Sutton’s central library. Creative Director, Simon Gale penned an original composition that took students …

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Savvy Theatre Experience

VPC students are enjoying weekly workshops with the SAVVY Theatre group based in Fairfield Halls, Croydon. The workshops take place in a purpose designed studio which provides a brilliant space to get creative and learn new theatrical skills, such as …

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