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Orchard Hill College

Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding specialist college offering life-changing learning opportunities to students.
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Orchard Hill College
Quadrant House - 8th Floor
The Quadrant
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
  • Start Time:
    Varies depending on course
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25


General Description

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

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

Catchment Area

The college has six centres across London and Surrey.


Programmes are designed to support and empower each student to achieve their aspirations and goals, whilst developing skills to become more independent members of their community. Students can choose from a number of programmes according to which suits them best:

  •  Skills for Work and Living 
  • Foundation Skills for Life 
  • WorkStart: Pre-Traineeships/Traineeships (19 - 24 with an EHCP)
  • WorkStart: Pre-Traineeships/Traineeships (19-24)
  • WorkStart: Into Work - Work Experience
  • WorkStart: Into Work - Outreach

Specialist Facilities

To ensure students have the right support when taking part in our programmes, the college has the following specialist teams:

  • Nurses and Health Assistants
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Music Therapists
  • Job Coaches
  • Digital School


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Students on Motor Mechanics vocational course
Student welcoming visitors on reception during her work experience
Student at work in John Lewis

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