Orchard Hill College has this year taken over the Beaconsfield Centre from the council to deliver courses and services in Kingston.
Orchard Hill’s services focus on learners with special educational needs and it has an excellent reputation for its Individualised Learning Plans, which focus on what each individual learner wants to achieve during their time at College.
Their ability to nurture an individual’s talents and further their skills for the future has been commended by a recent Ofsted inspection that showed them to be ‘outstanding’ under Ofsted’s rating system.
Cllr Liz Green, Liberal Democrat Leader of Kingston Council said:
“It’s great to be able to welcome Orchard Hill to Kingston and it’s fantastic to know their great work has already started on the site.
“I hope that the new students and their families are happy here. I visited the base last week with Cllr Dave Ryder-Mills our Lead Member for Schools and Continuing Education.
“We were both very impressed with the dedication of staff and learners, as well as the fantastic welcome we received and we promise to ensure a continuing base for them in Kingston.
“As a Liberal Democrat I think it’s important that the council support our voluntary and not for profit sector, which provides such vital services to our residents.”