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

Celebrating the Commonwealth Games

Addington Valley celebrated the upcoming Commonwealth Games by taking part in sports included in the Games. Students enjoyed Basketball, Cricket, Boccia, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Athletics activities, providing new experiences and opportunities to process their skills. We were delighted to …

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Cricket with Jonny Gale

We were delighted to welcome cricketer, Jonny Gale to our school today, Jonny is an opening batsmen for the England Learning Disabilities cricket team. He also captains Surrey County Cricket Club’s disability team for players with learning and/or physical disability. …

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AVA wins Best School Building at Prestigious Awards

What an accolade! Addington Valley Academy was awarded ‘Best School Building’ at the National Education Business Awards last week. The awards recognise excellence in the education sector and were presented at a gala dinner in London’s Royal Garden Hotel. This …

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The Mayor joins us for our Jubilee Party

Newly elected, Executive Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry joined  Addington Valley Academy to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The school was adorned with bunting and painted plates, but it was the huge Union Jack artwork created collaboratively by students across …

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