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

Happy New Year!

It’s great to have our school community back together after the Christmas break. We are raring to go and focused on the learning and progress of our students. We will continue to nurture and inspire students and look forward to …

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Students chosen to design a very special Christmas card

We were thrilled to be asked by Councillor Hamida Ali, Leader of Croydon Council, to design her Christmas card this year. Students used their artistic skills to create 7 designs for her to choose from, and this morning Cllr Hamida …

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Santa Claus is coming to AVA

There were magical scenes in school today as Santa paid a surprise visit to each classroom. Lots of wide eyes, excitement and joy spread through Addington Valley Academy as students heard sleigh bells and the ho-ho-ho of Santa, who with …

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999 Cenotaph fundraising

On Friday 3rd December, Addington Valley showed our support for the emergency services by raising money for the 999 Cenotaph charity. Student wore the colours of the emergency services (blue, green, red and orange). We had a lovely, colourful day …

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