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Parents & Carers

At Orchard Hill College we understand that parents/carers need to be involved in their child’s education.

Communication between the College and parents/carers plays a vital role in ensuring students successfully achieve their potential during their time with us. We encourage your feedback and we are always happy to discuss any issues that parents/carers may have.

We understand that parents/carers of children with additional learning needs can often feel isolated and unsure of who to approach for information, advice and guidance. We will be regularly updating the website with useful links, newsletters, events and information that we hope will be of interest to the whole College community.

We seek to ensure all new students are fully prepared to join the College by providing bespoke transition packages. This may include tours, open days, taster days, curriculum samples and home visits.

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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Donations to the local food bank

Staff and students have been donating food to centres over the past few weeks. Last week, students Daniel and Kyle from VPC went to the Merton Food Bank and delivered all the food donations. Daniel said “it is great to …

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Happy National Apprenticeship Week

We are thrilled to be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week this week with some exciting news from some of our apprentices. We were pleased to have a new apprentice who joined us this month and is working at Bedelsford School. Joe’s …

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Great work from our sixth form students

Sixth Form students from Wyvern House have been working hard on their weekly topic of Mental Health. The theme was to coincide with the “Walking to Mecca” challenge that staff and students are taking part in across the college, and …

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Alexa helping out at home

Student, Evie from Wyvern House is able to use Alexa at college and home as part of her independent living skills. She has benefited by setting Alexa for alarms to encourage her to drink her milkshake within a time period …

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