Orchard Primary

Ofsted outstanding school


During Maths lessons Cedar Class have been working hard to solve mathematical problems using cubes and other resources to support their fraction and division knowledge. Our times tables ambassadors are also out and about supporting other children to learn their times tables facts.  


Orchard pupils have been out and about on trips and visits to learn more about their half termly topics. Year 6 visited the Natural History Museum to learn more about human evolution and Darwin’s discoveries as well as exploring the different fossils the museum holds. Chestnut Class found a statue of Charles Darwin himself. Year […]

World Week

Orchard enjoyed another wonderful International Evening with food, dancing, receipe recordings, parades, choir performances and a live steel drums band as part of our World Week celebrations. Thank you to everyone who donated a ‘national dish’ and to everyone who came along to celebrate our amazing community!  

Are you interested in being a school or class councillor?

Are you interested in being a school or class councillor? The schools councillor role is to attend school council meetings and bring forward / feedback ideas that have been raised in class/feedback to the class from the school council meetings. The class councillors role is to chair class council meetings (e.g. discuss the agenda) and […]

Orchard Musicians

Rowan Class have learnt to sing ‘London’s Burning’ both in unison and a four part round. This week they began to learn how to play the song on the glockenspiel and it’s sounding good already!  

Welcome Back!

Welcome back and an especially warm welcome to all of our new Reception and Nursery parents. We hope that you had a fantastic Summer. It is great to see the building full of children again after the long break. During the 6 weeks we have undertaken repairs and maintenance to the school building including the […]


Just before the Summer break we celebrated our second Hispanic Day. The children were amazing; coming to school dressed up in very original Hispanic inspired outfits or in the colours of the Spanish flag. This celebration was extra special because children in Years 1 & 2 will start to learn Spanish from this September.  


We now have Orchard Cycling Club racing jerseys to complement our school racing team!

Green Team

The Orchard Green Team organised and ran an after school workshop. They invited children from all year groups to come along and decorate recycled jars to  create products that they could use at home, such as pen pots, candle holders and savings jars. The children used glass pens to create a range of designs and […]

Kench Hill Residential Trip – Day 4

Our last full day at Kench Hill included a trip to the Rare Breeds Centre where we saw a variety of unusual farm animals and took a ride on a bumpy tractor trailer. Several of the children were chosen to help with the pig race, including Hamza who had to run as fast as he […]