Message From The Headteacher​ 


Welcome to The Orchard Centre. We are a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) that offers a full-time provision for students in key stage 3 and 4 who require Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) support including those with a diagnosis of autism. We also welcome referrals for students with medical needs resulting in them having difficulties in accessing mainstream education.

At The Orchard Centre we endeavour to improve life chances of every young person who we work with by providing a holistic approach to teaching and learning and celebrating success. This is delivered through classroom teaching, personalised learning and meaningful interventions enabling every young person the opportunity to reach the success that they deserve. It is a privilege to work with well qualified staff who, through their hard work and dedication, provide a caring and nurturing environment to motivate, support and guide our students.


Students have access to a range of academic and vocational qualifications, including the Duke of Edinburgh award. We are supported by specialist teachers and teaching assistants, Lawnswood Integrated Therapy Service, and other agencies such as CAMHS and Wolverhampton Connexions.

We achieve this social and academic success by ensuring that positive working partnerships are developed between students, their families and all relevant stakeholders including the support of all members of our Management Board. Behaviour and well-being is consistently judged as outstanding by Ofsted and students continually demonstrate their respect for our centre and the people in it.


We are proud of the service that we provide at The Orchard Centre and hope that you will have a positive experience when working with us.

Ms J Blake
Head of The Orchard Centre