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About Portland

Portland is a specialist college, residential care provider and Centre of Excellence for Autism. We believe everyone with disabilities should have a lifetime of opportunity. 

We’re a safe and happy place that helps people to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. 

Our education and care programmes focus on three themes: independence, health and well-being and employability. Everyone has different needs, so we tailor our programmes for people to focus on achieving their goals, their way.

Ofsted rates us as Outstanding and CQC rate us as Good, and we have won several awards for our wonderful provision. 

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“I have had a long association with Portland College, from laying the foundation stone in 1949 to becoming Patron of the College in 1974. It has been my pleasure to witness the successes and achievements of Portland’s students over the years and I wish them well in the future”.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

What’s new at Portland

Portland Congratulates Governor on MBE Honour

Portland Charity are delighted for June Murray, member of their Governing Body, on her MBE...

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New Accessible Minibus for Young People at Portland

Young people with disabilities at Portland Charity, have been handed a transport lifeline following the...

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Alex & David’s Supported Internship Journey

Learners Alex and David first started their Supported Internship journey with a mock interview with...

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Portland and Care After Combat Deliver High Profile Employability Conference

Portland was delighted to partner with Care After Combat in March to deliver an Employability...

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Amazon continue to bring joy to Portland Charity

Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield has once again demonstrated unwavering commitment and generosity by extending...

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National Recognition in the Disability Power 100

Portland is proud to have been named among the final 100 as one of four...

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Portland Supports HAF Programme

Portland is proud to support the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) which supports the...

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From Portland Learner to Published Author

We're very proud of Portland ex-learner Willow who has written and published two books for...

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