Our next Open Day will be held on Tuesday 30th April 2024


Governor Recruitment

Are you looking to support Addington Valley Academy?

School governors are volunteers who help schools achieve the highest possible standards of education achievement. They come from all walks of life and bring a range of skills and perspectives to the role.

If you care about education and are willing to commit some time to working with our school, you could consider becoming a governor. It is a rewarding role that can make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.


Join the OHC&AT family and help us to work together to transform the lives of our pupils and students.

John Prior, CEO Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT)


If you would like to find out more or apply to become a Local Governor then please click the link below. This will take you to the Academy Trust website with all the information to apply.

Expression of Interest


Being a governor is a truly rewarding role, you share your knowledge and expertise, meet other governors with the same sense of social responsibility and passion to advocate and make a difference.

Peter Lauener, Chair of Trustees, Orchard Hill College

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

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