OPEN EVENT UPDATE

Our Open Day on Tuesday 7th December has been cancelled due to the government COVID-19 updates and rise in cases.

We aim to deliver an event in the Spring Term and information will be published here closer to the time.

A New Special Free School for Croydon

Orchard Hill College Academy Trust is honoured to be the successful trust to open a new Croydon Special Free School. We are in the pre-opening stage to open the school in September 2020, subject to the legal process required to open a new school. This is a significant opportunity for the Trust and the London Borough of Croydon to provide additional places in the area for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties. Our provision will cater for up to 150 children and young people aged 2 – 19 from within the London Borough of Croydon. Our school will be an ambitious and inclusive school based in New Addington, Croydon.

Orchard Hill College Academy Trust has significant experience of providing a rich and stimulating curriculum experience for children and young people and equip them with the skills and resilience to progress through school and into further and higher education and employment so that they can reach their potential and be creative and valued members of the local community.

As a free school, the Croydon special school will be a brand new Academy school; directly funded by central government and independent of Local Authority control. Like other free schools, Addington Valley Academy the Croydon has a responsibility to expand the educational offer locally, to promote high quality inclusivity and to address local social issues. We will work closely with the London Borough of Croydon, the National Autistic Society Resource Centre (Croydon), Parents in Partnership and parents themselves to ensure our provision reflects local needs and circumstances.

I think your school and staff are amazing – you have wowed me!

Parent November 2020

Latest News

Official opening of our new school building

Last night we celebrated the official opening of our new school building, we were joined by representatives from all of the partners who worked together to research, design, fund and build our new school. The leader of Croydon Council, Councillor …

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Celebrate our sporting successes

We are very proud of Doyle class who represented Addington Valley in the Croydon School Sports Partnership Panathlon event. They took part in a range of challenges such as football shoot out, Boccia, parachute and table cricket. They worked really …

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Baroness Barran visits our school

We were delighted to welcome Baroness Barran, Minister for the School System this morning and show off our new purpose designed school building. Students were very excited to meet the Baroness and present her with a handmade card. The Minister …

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AVA take on the Mini Marathon for schools challenge

Students have enjoyed getting active this half term by walking, jogging, cycling or running in preparation for the London Mini Marathon for schools. Over half the school managed to cover the 2.6 miles and everyone was more active. Students enjoyed …

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