Please note that school is only open for those children of essential workers, vulnerable pupils and children in Year 6. PLEASE SEE NEW POST BELOW – ADDED 24TH JUNE 2020. The Home Learning menu, including weekly year group specific tasks, is being updated on a daily basis…see the individual pages for more information.

Latest News


Picture News: New resources have now been uploaded for Week Beginning 13th July 2020! — Curriculum Related Ideas (now in Extra Curricular Ideas): EarthCubs – free online resources to support home learning — Creative Ideas (now in Extra Ideas for Home): McKinely’s 4-H STEAM Project Club – STEM ideas and projects! — Useful Family Links:

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Our subscription to the Sora online reading software and app has now ended. From September, we will be using Renaissance Accelerated Reader which also includes a subscription to myON, a home reading platform. A smaller version of this new software will be available from now until the end of August. Please see the page below

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See our Orchards Junior School Masterchef page for a special message from BBC Masterchef Champion 2016 Jane Devonshire!

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What we do


Turn that frown upside down! Start every day with a smile!

Pay Attention

Focus on what you’re doing and you’ll do it better!

Ask Questions

By asking more questions we find out more answers!

React Positively

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Keep Trying

Winners never quit and quitters never win!

Love Learning

Create a thirst for knowledge and drink all you want!

Enjoy School

Work Hard, Have Fun!

What we can offer..

What Our Pupils and Parents Say

I had a fantastic time on our school trip to Disneyland. It was the best thing I've ever done


( Year 5 )

“There is a high standard of teaching and management of the school. We are particularly pleased with the manner in which the teachers make learning fun and interesting.”

Mr S.

( Year 4 Parent )

Being part of the school street dance troupe which won the national title was amazing. I love it.


( Year 5 )

“I am so pleased with the progress my son has made, he feels totally at ease and confident at school.”

Mr B.

( Year 5 Parent )

The Orchards is a great school as there are so many things to do after school like dancing, sports, drama and clubs


( Year 4 )

“We have no doubt our son will continue to thrive in what can only be described as a very happy learning environment.”

Mrs C.

( Year 4 Parent )