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Welcome to The Orchard School
Causeway Green Road, Oldbury B68 8LD
Call us on 0121 5697040 or Email:info@orchard.sandwell.sch.uk
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School Organisation

Class Organisation

The school is divided into three phases- Early Years, Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Each phase has its own distinct area and identity within school. A member of the Senior Leadership Team supports each phase.

Classes groups contain 8-9 children, with an appropriate number of support staff.

Class Groups

A range of group and teaching strategies are adopted within the class to ensure the pupils access a broad and balanced curriculum.

The School Day

The Orchard School day is from 8:50am to 3:25pm.

8:50 - 9:10 Children Arrive / Registration
9:10 - 10:30 Morning Session 1 (Lessons)
10:30 - 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 - 12:00 Morning Session 2 (Lessons)
12:00 - 1:10 Lunch*
1:10 - 3:00 Afternoon Session (Lessons)
3:00 - 3:25 Pupils supervised onto transport

*The school operates a ‘split lunch’ which ensures pupils have a quality dining experience. Early Years and Phase 1 have their lunch at 12:00 and playtime at 12:30; Phase 2 have playtime at 12:00 and lunch at 12:40.

Pupils dining is a teaching time.

This meets the statutory requirements of directed time. Staff contact with pupils is consistent throughout the school.