Fundraising

Please Join Us to raise funds for The Skills Hub!

With the support of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, The Skills Hub is fundraising to create more opportunities for our students. Please join us!

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About Us!

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for over 800 pupils and students aged from two to 24 years of age across London, Surrey and Sussex.

Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family of providers have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including complex autism; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

The College was established in 1983 and now operates from six college centres across London. In 2013, the College established the Trust to share its expertise and provide services and support to specialist schools. The Trust is now home to nine special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The uniqueness of OHC&AT is that it is fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities. Across the whole organisation there are a range of experts and practitioners who advocate for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities to ensure they receive the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Charitable status
Both the College and the Trust are charities and are each able to fundraise. Whilst the College is a registered charity with a registered charity number, the Trust is an exempt charity and is not required to be registered with the Charity Commission. OHC&AT is the umbrella name for both OHC and OHCAT and is not a charity.

Our Approach to Fundraising
We will raise funds for specific projects that will benefit existing and future pupils and students where funds for these projects cannot be accessed via existing channels i.e. government education funding.

We will fundraise for projects that will provide opportunities and enhance the learning experience and environment for our pupils and students.

Thank you, and God bless you for all the work you have done with my son. It feels like I have my son back.

 

Latest News

The Skills London Event

Last week, year 11 students from the Skills Hub attended The Skills London Event. It was a great chance to find out all the opportunities available to post 16 students after their time at the school. The day was extremely …

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A visit from an ex gang leader!

Last week staff and students at The Skills Hub warmly welcomed Matthew Norford, a former gang leader. Matthew spoke honestly and openly about his criminal past and the lessons he has since learnt after turning his back on crime in …

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Beat the Bleep!

The Skills Hub welcomed the ‘Beat the Beep’ crew from the western area Metropolitan Police Service. Students were allowed to challenge themselves to various levels for roles in the Metropolitan Police Service. All students gained at least the level to …

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DfE Strategic School Improvement Fund Success!

Over the summer we received news that Hillingdon local authority’s application to the DfE Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF), with The Skills Hub and Young Peoples Academy as Lead Partner in the project, was successful. This is fantastic news as …

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