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Ofsted praises Orchard Hill College as it continues to be Outstanding.

Orchard Hill College (OHC) is a specialist college for students aged 16+ with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. OHC was first graded ‘Outstanding’ in 2013, and it has continued to maintain this high standard. The college was graded ‘Outstanding’ in four judgement areas during its inspection recently. OHC offers social and vocational opportunities to students in the heart of their communities.

Students gain life and work skills to prepare for life after college. The report stated; “Since the previous inspection governors, leaders, managers and staff have maintained their exceptional standards to provide an outstanding experience for their students. They hold extremely high aspirations for students”.

The report went on to praise the curriculum, which is carefully designed and bespoke to individual students and ensures they are successful and independent in their lives after college. Students receive excellent support and a “high proportion of students….gain employment or move into voluntary work”.

The report also acknowledged the “robust safeguarding processes in place that ensure students are safe in and out of college”.

Commenting on the inspection, Mrs Kelly Phillips, college Principal, stated; “I am so proud of all our students and staff who have worked so hard to maintain an ‘Outstanding’ judgement. Our students truly deserve this and it represents the continued dedication of the entire
college community.”

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