Orchard Primary

Ofsted outstanding school


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 […]

Kench Hill Residential Trip – Day 3

A day of two halves today. In the morning half the group headed off to Camber Sands to enjoy the beach in the sunshine! After a long walk out to meet the sea, we sent some time splashing about and digging holes! Whilst group one we getting sandy, group 2 spent the morning orienteering and […]

Kench Hill Residential Trip – Day 2

Year 5 have had a busy morning outside in the sunshine. We rose early and enjoyed walking in the grounds while a few of us fed the chickens our leftover scraps of salad and pizza from yesterday. After learning about wheat and how flour is made, we made our own bread rolls ready for supper […]

Kench Hill Residential Trip – Day 1

After arriving safe and sound in Kench Hill after a coach ride full of excitement, we were greeted with a delicious home cooked pizza made entirely of ingredients from the centre. Lunch eaten, we headed off on a local walk, stomping through fields, rivers and even compats! Once we had dried off, it was time […]

Families’ Week

Thank you to everyone who attended our afternoon tea for grandparents. A total of 89 grandparents joined us, some had travelled quite a distance! Everyone had a fantastic time and it was a lovely finale to Families’ Week.  


A group of 16 children from Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden flew to Spain to visit our partner school for a week. Well done to Wendy from Orchard who bravely sat through her first time on an aeroplane. The first evening meal proved to be a great ice breaker with lots of lively chat and many […]

Well done Year 6!

After working so hard this week to complete their KS2 SATs, Year 6 took their PE lesson to Victoria Park on Thursday 10th May. Luckily the sun shone on them as they celebrated their successes. They all enjoyed playing lots of fun games, showing good team skills and tactical thinking. Well done to all the […]

Sing Up!

The Federation choir performed and recorded a video of Let Love Shine Through as part of Sing Up Day.  The video has been submitted to Sing Up and will be edited to create a ‘Digichoir’ from all over the world.