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 where expert staff work closely with students and staff in each school and 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 a 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 Orchard Hill College Academy Trust will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.
Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors
Alongside the end-of-year festivities across OHC&AT celebrating students’ and pupils’ achievements, we’ve been holding special celebrations to say farewell to our CEO, Dr Caroline Allen, who retires in August. Students and pupils at each school and college centre planned …
The OHC&AT Board of Directors and some of our pupils, students and staff carried out a competitive Executive Head Teacher/Deputy CEO recruitment and selection process in May. We are delighted to announce that Laurie Cornwell has been appointed to the …
On 20th June 2019 Orchard Hill College Academy Trust held our first ever Safeguarding and Well-being Conference. It was opened by Dr Caroline Allen, CEO, who gave an account of the benefits of resilience, and some of the developments in …