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Orchard Hill Into Work students wins poster design competition

One of Orchard Hill College’s Into Work students has created the winning design in a poster competition to promote Mental Health Awareness Week.

The poster will be displayed throughout the community to promote this important week in raising awareness of mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 takes place from 16-22 May, with the theme of relationships. Follow this link for further information


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Stanley Park High School launches an open tender for a new contract for its catering services from September 2016

Stanley Park High is a flourishing, vibrant secondary school for students of all abilities, which puts ‘igniting a passion for learning’ at the heart of every aspect of the school’s business.  The school has recently been shortlisted as TES Secondary School of the Year.

Housed in a state of the art building with superb facilities, the school has been widely recognised for its ‘innovative and imaginative approach’ and student-centered structure.  Ofsted recently described the school’s focus on student personal development, behaviour and welfare as ‘outstanding’, while the school’s progressive approach has also led to it being show-cased as an example of forward thinking curriculum design, with students in years 7 and 8 following our unique, bespoke project based learning curriculum.  This experiential approach continues into year 9 when students are able to choose taster sessions from a menu of 26 options choices which include both the academic and the vocational such as hospitality, vehicle technology and horticulture, with external business links ensuring all projects are ‘real’.  The school prides itself on this development of a business and ‘real-world’ mindset amongst its students, which our partner-organisations should aim to build upon and reflect.

249320We intend to offer our catering service in open tender for a new contract in September 2016. The school invites creative and innovative proposals to further develop our food and service offers.  We are also looking to develop the services provided to those who use our extensive on-site sporting and leisure facilities during the evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Our catering partner will help us develop an innovative and commercially successful service for our students and staff, which fully understands, and can reflect our unique student-centered and progressive ethos.  Opportunities for student and local involvement should be considered including use of school-grown and local produce, work experience and curriculum links.

Suitably qualified catering companies are invited to submit proposals. More information, a copy of the timetable and Invitation to Tender can be obtained from Stephen Grosvenor (  07885 217077).

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College’s restaurant celebrates royal birthday with special menu

Carshalton College’s in house training restaurant celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday with a five course dinner and Royale Cocktails. Guests enjoyed this delicious menu prepared by the College’s catering and hospitality students.

Starters included Cullen Skink, Warm Beef, Beetroot & Rocket Salad and Ragout of Wild Mushrooms & Leeks served in a Filo Pastry Basket.

The main courses included Roulade of Cod with Grilled New Potatoes with a Bouillabaisse Sauce, Slow-roasted Guinea Fowl served with Caramelised Belgian Endive and Marinated & Pot Roasted Beef with Horseradish Potato Cake.

The desserts were Warm Chocolate Fondant served with Orange Salad, Passion Fruit & Custard Soufflé with Vanilla Ice Cream and Crushed Raspberry Vacherin. It also included Petit fours and Tea or Coffee.

Nightingales is Carshalton College’s on-site training restaurant. Meals are prepared and served by our enthusiastic students under the supervision of experienced chefs. The restaurant offers real hands on experience and is open to the public during term time for coffee mornings, lunch, dinner, functions and business events plus our special themed evenings.

Students are on a variety of courses including Certificates, Diplomas and City and Guilds qualifications in an Introduction to Hospitality, Food and Drink Service and Professional Cookery, and cover
Food preparation
Food hygiene
Health & Safety
Menu design & costings
Event planning and management
Restaurant floor service planning

Bookings can be made between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please contact Nightingales Restaurant on 0208 544 4433.

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Sutton College offers innovative Pay as You Go scheme

Have you ever wanted to try out an exercise class before committing to a term? Sutton College has developed an answer to that particular question.

The College offers Pay as You Go as a payment option on two of our fantastic fitness classes.

For just £6 per session you can try before you buy or just come along when you can!

Piloxing –suitable for all – high intensity

PILOXING® KNOCKOUT is the ultimate test of athleticism and the latest release by the world-renowned fitness brand, PILOXING® Knockout takes fitness to a whole new level!

6 rounds, consisting of a 3-minute base and a 2-minute drill with each base taking you through a whole new way of performing high intensity core strengthening exercises, influenced by boxing, functional training, cardio and plyometrics.

Courses are held Thursday evenings from 7pm – 8pm at our main Sutton centre, next to Sutton library.

Full information on the course can be found at COLLEGE  or see below for Piloxing session information

Sign up here for Thursday 28th April 
Sign up here for Thursday 5th May  
Sign up here for Thursday 12th May  
Sign up here for Thursday 19th May 

Konga Burn –suitable for all – medium to high intensity

Konga is a low complexity workout fusing dance, boxing, cardio, toning and matwork whilst Burn is a choreographed dumbell workout.

All routines have been designed to shape, sculpt and redefine the body. Weights and mats provided.

Courses are held Monday evenings from 630pm – 730pm at our main Sutton centre, next to Sutton library.

Full information on the course can be found at COLLEGE  or see below for Konga Burnsession information

Sign up here for Monday 9th May   
Sign up here for Monday 16th May
Sign up here for Monday 23rd May 

These courses will also be available for termly enrolment from September at an equivalent lower weekly rate.