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.

Addington Valley Academy is located at a temporary site in Canterbury Road, Croydon until our newly constructed school, purpose designed to meet the needs of students with autism and complex needs, opens at Field Way, New Addington from September 2021.

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

Bug Hotel

Building contractors Kier are busy building our new purpose designed school in New Addington, but they made time to build some extra special mini properties for the local wildlife. There are two bug hotels and a lots of bird boxes …

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Red Nose Day at AVA

Some of our wonderful students came in dressed up as the super heroes they really are on Friday. Here you can see a student showing off their costume and a specially built crane sporting an official Red Nose!  Students brought …

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‘Topping Out’ ceremony for our new school building

Today marked a great milestone in the construction of our first special free school in Croydon. Key stakeholders were invited by building contractor, Kier, to witness the ‘topping out’ of Addington Valley Academy. The virtual ceremony took place on the …

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Going the extra mile 

Thank you to Teaching Assistant Luke, who has literally gone the extra mile on his bike every weekend to ensure that all of our students get their remote learning work packs delivered by hand to their homes ready for Monday …

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