About Us

Addington Valley Academy

Addington Valley Academy is a co-educational special school specialising in autism and complex needs and addresses the social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs of pupils aged 2 – 19.

It is located in New Addington and our new purpose designed school is equipped to meet the needs of students with autism and complex needs.

Our school enhances the experience of parents and carers and progress of children and young people through effective collaborative working and joined up service delivery with partners, especially health, education and family support practitioners.

About Orchard Hill College Academy Trust

Addington Valley Academy is an important part of an established family of specialist schools and academies that make up Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT). OHCAT is a ‘family’ of schools, currently comprised of 15 special academies across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire.

OHCAT was established in 2013 by Orchard Hill College (OHC) to share its expertise and provide services and support to specialist schools. Together, Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) provides for over 1500 pupils and students from nursery through to further education and into adulthood.

All of us at OHC&AT are committed to realising the potential of our pupils and students and we work together to ensure they achieve their very best in their local communities.

You can find out more about us at www.ohcat.org

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

Parent November 2020

Latest News

Canine Assisted Learning

Autumn the therapy dog and her owner Lisa continue to bring lots of fun and therapy to  students at school. Some enjoy taking Autumn for a walk and giving her a hug whilst others prefer to pet her whilst learning. …

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Welcome to our new school building 

It was a pleasure to welcome students for their first day in our new purpose designed school building. They were introduced to their teachers, settled into to their classrooms and even received a visit from Autumn, the therapy dog. There …

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Keys to our new school

Today, John Reilly, Principal of Addington Valley Academy received the keys to our brand new purpose built school. Staff are now busy getting the school ready to welcome students next week. Here’s a preview…

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Watch our new school being built

Building constructors Kier will handover Addington Valley Academy’s completed new school building on Wednesday 15th September 2021. Principal, John Reilly and his team are excited to get the school ready to welcome students later in the month. Click here to …

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