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Message From The Headteacher​

Welcome to The Orchard Centre. We are a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) that offers a full-time provision for young people 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 young people 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 young people.

Learners have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, and we continually review and modify our offer to respond to young people’s needs. 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 young people, their families and all relevant stakeholders including the support of all members of our Management Committee. Behaviour and well-being are consistently judged as outstanding by Ofsted and young people 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.

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