Information, Advice and Guidance

At Orchard Hill College we offer information, advice and guidance sessions and coffee mornings as monthly online webinars throughout the year.

These webinars offer opportunities for parents & carers to find out key information and develop links with local groups and support organisations. Ashley Jordan-Diaper, the Lead for Post 16 partnerships, runs these sessions and offers opportunities to get advice on any concerns you may have around transition and a range of other topics:

Week 1 – Thinking ahead – Introduction to Transition planning post 19
Monday 11th October 2021

Week 2 – Exploring and knowing the local offer post 19
Monday 8th November 2021

Week 3 – Exploring future living opportunities
Monday 10th January 2022

Week 4 – Getting the right support in the community – PA, social networking
Monday 7th February 2022

Week 5 – Planning for the future- Benefits, allowances and issues for the future
Monday 14th March 2022

Week 6 – Accessing further opportunities in community education and training
Monday 25th April 2022

Week 7 – Accessing further employment, volunteering and social enterprise
Monday 9th May 2022

Week 8 – Keeping and being safe online
Monday 6th June 2022

Week 9 – What’s missing from my transition trouble shooting session for parents
Monday 11th July 2022

Please click here to see our timetable of events.

To book a place, please contact Pooja Ganeshwari Hurgobin, Student Services Coordinator by email or telephone on 0345 402 0453. Pooja will assist you with instructions on how to join the virtual sessions.


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

New Year, New Me!

Our students and staff are working together to help improve mental health and physical well-being by collectively walking 10,000 steps or 1 mile every day. For the month of January, classes will timetable in an outside walk a day; come …

Read more

Tech Award Nomination

Orchard Hill College and Bedelsford School have been put up as finalists for two awards with Kingston University’s Ubitech project. The Ubitech project has been a collaboration between the University and the college and explores how you can make everyday …

Read more

Family Newsletter – Autumn Edition!

At the end of each term we send to parents/carers a newsletter called ‘Family Matters’ that celebrates our students’ fantastic achievements during the term and across each college centre. To read our Christmas Edition, please click here.

Read more

Carol singing for Saipem offices

Students from our Kingston region have joined up with Dysart School to visit Saipem offices based in Kingston town centre. Saipem are keen supporters of the college and OHC&AT and kindly fundraise for us, this year is no exception and …

Read more