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Orchard Hill College

Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding specialist College offering life-changing learning opportunities to young people and adults. We have six vibrant College centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of our students.

As an Outstanding College we are committed to improving opportunities and outcomes for our students, this is at the heart of everything we do. For young people, especially those with special needs or who experience other barriers to learning, the 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 we aim to deliver.

Students who study with us have a wide range of needs including:

  • Profound and multiple learning disabilities
  • Moderate learning difficulties
  • Physical and sensory impairments
  • Mental health and/or emotional difficulties
  • Communication and behavioural difficulties
  • Social and communication disorders e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Specific medical needs

We have eight different courses and you will be assessed to ensure you are on the most appropriate course

  1. Foundation Skills for Life
  2. Skills for Work and Living
  3. WorkStart
  4. Pre-Traineeships/Traineeships (18-19 & 19 with an EHCP)
  5. Pre-Traineeships/Traineeships (19-24)
  6. Into Work - Work Experience
  7. Into Work - Enterprise Course
  8. Return to Employment

Who to contact

0345 402 0453

Come along to one of our Open Events and you can meet the teams, have a look at the College facilities and ask any question you may have.

Once you have visited one of the College centres and you decide that you’re interested in joining us then please complete an Expression of Interest form. The expression of interest form is available to download on our website or call on 0345 402 0453 and our admissions team will send you a form in the post.

Once we have received your completed form, you may be invited for an assessment and we will advise you if we can offer you a place.

If you are applying for the Building Skills for Independence course you may be invited to a Transition Programme to support your transition into College.



There are six College centres across London and Surrey.

Vocational Progression Centre, Carshalton

VPC is for students aged 16+ and can accommodate between 70-80 students.

Beaconsfield Centre, New Malden

Beaconsfield is located within a quiet residential setting and is in walking distance of the town centre. The centre can accommodate 50-60 students aged 16+.

Lomond House, Camberwell

Lomond House is situated just off Camberwell Green and is next to the library, in the heart of this vibrant area. Lomond House can accommodate up to 50 students aged 16+.

The Vocational Centre, Wandsworth

The Vocational Centre is co-located with Nightingale Community Academy and has access to vocational facilities including the farm and allotment, industry kitchen, mechanical workshop and hairdressing salon. The centre currently accommodates 20 students aged 16+.

Wyvern House, Uxbridge

Wyvern House is near Uxbridge town centre and has a large kitchen and open space. The centre can accommodate between 70-100 students aged 16+.

Local Offer


Local Offer

Orchard Hill Local Offer
Last updated: 16/12/2019
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