Welcome to Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust
It has been a privilege to be part of the amazing growth and transformation of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust over recent years and there are exciting times ahead as we consolidate our reputation as a family of high quality education providers.
Improving opportunities and outcomes for our pupils and students remains at the heart of all that we do. For children and young people, especially those with special educational needs or who experience other barriers to learning, our world can present many challenges. All young people deserve to leave education confident that they have developed the skills they need to achieve their ambitions, with meaningful education, work and life experiences to draw on. This is the confidence that we aim to deliver.
We are steadily extending the reach of our provision within our local communities from primary through secondary to further education, smoothing transitions and giving pupils and students the benefit of expertise generated from our collegiate approach to knowledge-sharing amongst our staff. All of this is underpinned by a suite of shared services whose expert staff work closely with students and staff in each school/College centre and with affiliates and commissioning organisations to improve educational and operational quality at every level to benefit our students.
In addition we have a Digital School which is a student-run project developing innovative and inclusive technological solutions, and the Training School offering teacher training courses and apprenticeships.
Dr Caroline Allen OBE - Principal & CEO
Peter Lauener - Chair, Orchard Hill College
Jay Mercer - Chair, Orchard Hill College Academy Trust
Pupil success, equality of opportunity, mutual benefit and respect for all in our communities are at the heart of what we do.
This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools. Academy conversion under the sponsorship of OHC&AT will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders. We are looking forward to a bright future as part of the OHC&AT family.
Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors
At the start of this year, Dysart School was one of two special schools selected to participate in a research trial conducted by King’s College London. Throughout the autumn term, staff from KCL worked with pupils, families and staff at …
A digital showcase event took place at the Virgin Money Lounge in Haymarket last night with students from Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) Guests from the world of Tech and Education gathered for the “Celebration of Digital Discovery”. …
The consultation is on the proposal to open the Young People’s Hub, a new special Free School for the London Borough of Hillingdon. The consultation period will run from Wednesday 8th May 2019 to Tuesday 25th June 2019. As part …