About Us

Addington Valley Academy

Addington Valley Academy will be a 150 place co-educational school specialising in autism and complex needs which addresses the social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs of pupils aged 2 – 19.

Addington Valley Academy is located at our 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 new 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 14 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 would 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

Our new school

Despite a wet and chilly first week back, construction of the new school building is making good progress. If you are interested, you can click here to view a live feed of the construction site, or visit the ‘Our New …

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Student reward postcards

We are always keen to praise positive behaviour at school, with that in mind, we are launching a student reward postcard scheme in January 2021. The scheme is based around our engagement model – when students display one of the …

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Christmas arrives at AVA

Christmas arrived a little early at Addington Valley Academy. Students and staff donned their festive jumpers to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch. The highlight for many was the very chocolately Yule log which was safely delivered into school. Staff made …

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New school – project milestones

Excellent progress continues to be made on the site of our new school building. The first floor decking to zone 1 has been installed, the steel frame to zone 2 has been erected and the ground floor slab to zone …

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