Welcome to The Orchard School
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.
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.
*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.