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Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) together form a family of inclusive/special education providers for pupils and students from primary through to further education. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves.

Our ambition is to contribute further to improving the education offer for all pupils and students in our communities, including those with SEN. The College offers specialist educational programmes for pupils and students aged 16 and over in seven main centres and additional satellite provision in London and the South. The Academy Trust enables us to build on and extend scope of our work in these geographical areas, so that Academy pupils can also benefit from our expertise and access a greater range of opportunities arising from our strong community and stakeholder networks.

Supporting our College and Academies, OHC&AT also operates a range of services including: The Digital School; The Training School; Mainstream SEND Support; Learning Support Services and Business Support Services.

If you would like to find out more about working with OHC&AT or to access our range of services, please contact us on email: enquiries@ohcat.org or tel: 0345 402 0453

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

Latest News

Dysart School ‘continues to be Outstanding’ following Ofsted’s short inspection

Students, staff, governors and the wider school community are celebrating the result of their recent Ofsted short inspection (November 2018), in which the inspectors judged that Dysart School ‘continues to be outstanding’. This is the first Ofsted inspection since Dysart …

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New Digital Skills Qualification

We are proud to announce that our Digital School students’ will be offered an opportunity to work towards an entry level Digital Skills qualification accredited by Ascentis. The qualification is made up of two mandatory modules in Online and Computer …

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Digital School join Cisco Networking Academy

Orchard Hill College (Digital School) have been invited to join the Cisco Networking Academy (CNA). Since 1997, Cisco Networking Academy has been working toward a single goal: fostering the technical and entrepreneurial skills that people, educators, and companies need to …

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OHC&AT Christmas Card Competition 2018

Thank you to pupils and students who took part in our competition to design the official 2018 OHC&AT digital Christmas card. We received an incredible 168 entries, what talented and creative pupils and students we have! The designs filled us …

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