Achieving for Children currently supports a number of young people in Independent Specialist Providers (ISP) placements.  Some of these are out of borough but we also support young people to attend in borough specialist college provision at Orchard Hill.  Our expectation is that ISP's will offer learners with SEND, provision of the highest quality possible to ensure that they enjoy a positive learning experience whilst resident at the ISP and are able to progress successfully at the end of their placement. 

All AfC’s post 16 ISP placement providers are included in the list of independent educational institutions approved by the Secretary of State under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (the ‘Section 41 list).

In 2017/18, learners from Kingston and Richmond are attending the following educational institutions (no particular order): 

               Aurora Boveridge

The Priory, Swindon

Link to SEND information 

Ruskin Mill College

Link to SEND information (pdf)

The Sheiling Ringwood
 Link to SEND information

Cambian Lufton

Link to SEND information

 Farleigh College

 Foxes Academy

              Glasshouse College

National Star College

Orchard Hill College

Link to SEND information (pdf)

St John’s College

Treloar College
Link to SEND information

The Royal National College for the Blind 

Young Epilepsy

Link to SEND information

South Thames College – Aurora Centre

Link to SEND information

            West Thames College - Ambitious College

            Link to SEND Information


You can find more details of Independent Specialist Providers here:

View the Section 41 Secretary of State approved list (gov.uk)