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Values and Ethos


The Orchard Centre aims to provide an educational experience which will enhance and support a return to mainstream education where appropriate

The Orchard Centre seeks to achieve these aims by:

• Creating a meaningful, caring, stimulating and safe environment which will enable students to address their particular issues.

• Providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum with particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy.

• Providing individual learning programmes according to students’ needs, in order to enable a return to mainstream education or to       another educational establishment which would better cater for their particular needs.

• Encouraging students to raise their self-esteem, and to value themselves and others, fostering the values of friendship and                   determination.

• Providing assessment opportunities where they can evaluate their progress against national norms and that of their peers.

• Encouraging students to take increasing responsibility for their own actions and for their learning and their futures.

• Working closely with parents/carers, schools and support agencies to ensure the students are given every opportunity to succeed.

• Promoting a positive and responsible attitude towards our community, the wider local community and that of society in general.

We seek to minimise the disruption to our students’ education and offer an enriching and enjoyable experience, helping to reduce anxiety about school work.


Who we provide for 

Who we provide for

Full Time Placements

Full Time Placements

The expectation is that all students who attend The Orchard Centre attend full-time. During the initial meeting with parents and appropriate professionals an individual plan is agreed to integrate the student into the Centre. This is then reviewed after four weeks. Students are expected to follow a full timetable and to be part of a form group.


Re-Integration Timetables

Re-Integration Timetables

Careers Information, Guidance, Advice & Connexions

Careers Information & Guidance


Lisa Selvey is our personal Connexions advisor at the Centre. She is available to guidance and advice about careers and applications.

Alternatively, you can contact Connexions

Tel. Office: 01902 773040

Connexions Wolverhampton

118 Salop Street




Connexions can help you and give you friendly, practical support to:

·         Improve qualifications

·         Learn new skills

·         Find job vacancies

·         Apply for College, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

·         Write a CV

·         Help with job interviews

Find out more at


College links

Access to Music


Birmingham Met College




Bournville College


Dudley College


Halesowen College


New College, Telford


Sandwell College


South & the City College


South Staffs College


Walsall College


WMPTC (Military College)


Wolverhampton City College


Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre

Apprenticeships links


The Apprenticeship Centre (Construction)




Babcock Training


CITB (Construction)


EEF (Engineering)


GTG (Motor Vehicle)


HIT (Catering & Hospitality)


Jaguar/Land Rover (Motor Vehicle)


JTL (Construction & Engineering)


Juniper Training


Kaplan (Accountancy & Finance)


Ladder for the Black Country


LEMA (Engineering)


Mercia Management (Business & Engineering)




NOVA Training


Performance Through People


Peter Pyne Training (Hair & Beauty)


Princes Trust


Reflections Training Academy (Hair & Beauty)


Skills Training UK




Walsall Training Centre (Construction)


Wolverhampton Homes (Construction)


A few useful links

About Youth (What’s on in Wolverhampton)


Aim Higher


Base 25


Kic FM (Youth & Community Radio)


The Way (Youth Zone)


World of Work (Labour Market Information)


WWFC Community Trust



As part of our programme we expect all our students to undertake high quality work placements.

The Education Business Partnership provides a range of services to employers and schools in order to support learners undertaking quality work experience/work based learning activities.


Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership

Ground Floor, Civic Centre

St. Peter’s Square



01902 555277


Vocational Taster Days

Voctional Taster Days
Disabled Access

Disabled Access



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