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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

Arbour Vale School joins OHCAT

We’re delighted to announce that Arbour Vale School has officially joined the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust family. Arbour Vale School supports pupils from ages of 2 to 19 with a range of educational needs including severe learning difficulties with profound …

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DfE Strategic School Improvement Fund Success!

Over the summer we received news that Hillingdon local authority’s application to the DfE Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF), with The Skills Hub and Young Peoples Academy as Lead Partner in the project, was successful. This is fantastic news as …

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The Skills Hub ‘Continues to be Good’ following Ofsted’s Short Inspection

Students, staff, governors and the wider school community are celebrating the results of their recent Ofsted short inspection (June 2018), in which the inspectors judged that The Skills Hub ‘Continues to be Good’. This is the first Ofsted inspection since …

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Young People’s Academy is praised by Ofsted and given a consistent grade of ‘Good’ across all inspection areas

Students and staff at Young People’s Academy (YPA) are celebrating the results of their Ofsted inspection, in which the school was rated ‘Good’ in all categories and received a strongly favourable report. YPA, a special school in Hillingdon, has said …

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