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OHCAT awarded new special Free School in Merton

By Clair Hill - May 18th, 2024 | Posted in Article

Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) is incredibly proud to share that we have been awarded a new special Free School in Merton. The new School is scheduled to open in September 2026 and will provide 120 SEND places with an age range of 4-16 and will be co-educational. 

OHCAT CEO, John Prior said, “this is an exciting time for OHCAT as we work with our colleagues in Merton to expand our established SEND expertise to reach more children and young people.”

Councillor Sally Kenny, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning added, “We are delighted to welcome OHCAT as the provider for the new special school in Merton. This development represents a significant investment in the future of our children with SEND, ensuring they have access to high-quality education tailored to their individual needs.”