Open Event

Our next Open Event is on Thursday 1 December 4-6pm. To book your place email enquiries@addingtonvalley.org. Free onsite parking is available for visitors.

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

The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

Latest News

John Reilly presents at the Schools and Academies Show 2022

John Reilly, Principal of Addington Valley Academy delivered an inspirational session at The Schools and Academies Show 2022. He shared his extensive knowledge and expertise of the needs of young people with SEND and how moving to a purpose-designed school has …

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AVA featured in the November edition of Leadership Focus

John Reilly, Principal and Joe Shepherd, Deputy Principal of Addington Valley Academy are  featured as part of an article called “Providing Care in a Crisis” in the latest edition of Leadership Focus from the NAHT. The article concerns how schools …

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Beautiful Art Display

Nazreen Class have really impressed us with their creativity. They have produced a selection of beautiful paintings which we have brought together to share with you. Click here to view the display

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Legacy Youth Zone

Sixth form enjoyed a wonderful assembly from Legacy Youth Zone this morning. They had a chance to find out about all the activities on offer and try a few themselves. We were really impressed with their questions for our visitor. …

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