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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

Charity Support from Mansfield Café Bar

Café Bar, CAPO Lounge in Mansfield’s town centre, have been supporting Portland Charity over the...

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It Gets Better for Learner David

Back in April, first year learner David was looking for ‘something local to him that...

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Amazing Amazon Support for Portland Charity

Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield has donated £3,500 to Portland Charity to support the charity’s...

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Natspec Award Portland for their Innovative Use of Technology

Last month saw Natspec’s annual Innovation Award ceremony where Portland was honoured with the Innovative...

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Pathways Expands into Newark

We’re extremely excited to announce the further expansion of Portland Pathways with a brand-new hub...

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New Home for the Foodbank

St Mary's Foodbank has found a new home and has now moved out of Waterfield...

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The Duke of Edinburgh Visits Portland College

Portland College today were the proud hosts of a visit from His Royal Highness The...

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Outstanding Ofsted Inspection for Portland College

Portland College was graded Outstanding in every category in our Ofsted Inspection which took place...

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