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Headteachers' Welcomes

Welcome from our Executive Headteacher


Mrs Julie Fardell

Welcome to our website, where you will find a great deal of information about Victoria College, the work we do, our rich and creative curriculum and the exciting opportunities we provide our learners.

Victoria College provides specialist education to learners aged 19 to 25 years with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex physical and health needs. We are an Independent Specialist Post-16 Institution (SPI) and part of a soft Federation with Victoria School and Cherry Oak School which gives us many opportunities for collaborative work and sharing good practice. It is an honour to be the Executive Headteacher of such a wonderful college.

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated, skilled, compassionate and very creative staff team which includes Teachers, Teaching Assistants, nursing and physiotherapy staff, administrative, site and IST support staff, lunchtime supervisors and bus guides.

Both of the schools in our Federation are judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2014 and 2017, and we believe Victoria College is too! We are constantly striving to make further improvements and at the heart of all that we do are our learners. Every young person does matter at Victoria College.

I hope you enjoy our site and look forward to hearing from you. If you have any comments or suggestions, then please don't hesitate to contact us.

Julie Fardell
Executive Headteacher

Welcome from our Head of College


Ms Clare Scattergood

Welcome to Victoria College.

Here at Victoria College, through a holistic approach, we teach and support our students to achieve both academically and personally through a stimulating, varied and personalised programme of study.

Our dedicated team of professionals include specialist teachers, high level teaching assistants, teaching assistants and support staff, medical and specialist therapists, administration and transport staff.

With over 20 years of specialist education experience I am still in awe and extremely proud of the achievements our young people make.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to arrange a visit.

Clare Scattergood
Head of College

Welcome from our Head of Education


Mr Andrew Middleton

A huge welcome to our College website - it gives a flavour of what we do here at Victoria College and who we are.

We are extremely proud of our College and the journey we have been on since the building process began in early 2014.

At Victoria College we aim to extend the opportunities for learning to young adults with Profound and Multiple Learning difficulties beyond the age of 19. We believe that everyone can continue to learn and flourish and lead a fulfilled life and we value everyone as the individual they are.

If you like what you see on the website and would like to know more or would like to come and visit us you are welcome to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Meanwhile, enjoying browsing our site.

Andrew Middleton
Head of Education