Fundraising

About Us
Nightingale Community Academy is part of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) which is sponsored by Orchard Hill College (the College) and together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students aged from two to 24 years of age across London, Surrey and Sussex. Please see www.ohcat.org for more information.

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.

OHC&AT 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.

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 1500 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 14 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
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.

The code of fundraising practice will be followed https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.

 

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

Latest News

Platinum Jubilee School Announcment

In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, all schools have been granted an additional Bank Holiday. Taking this into account, the additional bank holiday for the school will be Friday 1st April 2022. Please click here to read more about this.

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Pupils’ Big Takeover

Well done to the Year 11 pupils who took part in this year’s Wandsworth Big Take Over which puts young people into decision-making challenges and encourages staff at the council to hear their views. The pupils from Nightingale Community Academy …

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End of 2021 Newsletter

As the year draws to an end, The school would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year. A message from the Principal can be read here Stay Safe.

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Christmas Card Success

Congratulations to all the students who submitted artwork for the Trust’s Christmas Card competition. We are pleased to announce that Bradley’s Christmas card picture was chosen as a runner up in the competition which attracted over 200 entries this year …

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