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The Consultation on a Proposal to open Young People’s Academy Free School will start on Wednesday 8th May and close on Tuesday 25th June. For further information on the proposal, public meetings and how to respond to the consultation please click here

Fundraising

Please Join Us to raise funds for the Young People’s Academy!

With the support of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, the Young People’s Academy is fundraising to create more opportunities for our students. Please join us!

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About Us!

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for over 800 pupils and students aged from two to 24 years of age across London, Surrey and Sussex.

Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family of providers have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including complex autism; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

The College was established in 1983 and now operates from six college centres across London. In 2013, the College established the Trust to share its expertise and provide services and support to specialist schools. The Trust is now home to nine special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The uniqueness of OHC&AT is that it is fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities. Across the whole organisation there are a range of experts and practitioners who advocate for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities to ensure they receive the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Charitable status
Both the College and the Trust are charities and are each able to fundraise. Whilst the College is a registered charity with a registered charity number, the Trust is an exempt charity and is not required to be registered with the Charity Commission. OHC&AT is the umbrella name for both OHC and OHCAT and is not a charity.

Our Approach to Fundraising
We will raise funds for specific projects that will benefit existing and future pupils and students where funds for these projects cannot be accessed via existing channels i.e. government education funding.

We will fundraise for projects that will provide opportunities and enhance the learning experience and environment for our pupils and students.

YPA has a good understanding and built a rapport with my son. He has been happy and well cared for to the point where he has met his full potential and thrived. The right balance and structure has provided for my son’s complex needs. Thank you for your continuous support.  Parent

Latest News

Laurie Cornwell appointed to Deputy CEO of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust

The OHC&AT Board of Directors and some of our pupils, students and staff carried out a competitive Executive Head Teacher/Deputy CEO recruitment and selection process in May. Laurie Cornwell, who is currently Executive Head of Young People’s Academy and The …

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Trip to Thorpe Park

The Rotary Club of Great Britain once again invited Young People’s Academy to take part in their annual “Kids Day Out”. They kindly supplied us with tickets for Thorpe Park. We have been invited in previous years but this year …

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Jump!

Year 9 Photography students have been working on a challenge called “jump” where they have been trying to capture photos of their peers mid air. Art Teacher, Miss Gabrys said “Myself and the Year 9’s are really pleased with the …

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Free School Consultation

The consultation is on the proposal to open The Young People’s Academy, a new special Free School for the London Borough of Hillingdon. The consultation period will run from Wednesday 8th May 2019 to Tuesday 25th June 2019. As part …

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