Orchard Church of England Primary School

20th Feb Esafety for Parents @ Melton Theatre 7:30pm, 21st Feb Year 6 Sats Meeting for Parents @ 6pm, 22nd Feb Year 3 Swimming begins. 23rd Feb @ 9am FS2 Class Assembly

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Year 6 Sats Meeting for Parents21Feb2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Year 3 Swimming Begins22Feb2018

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Department for Education states that “Swimming is a compulsory part of the national curriculum, and all primary schools have a duty to provide swimming lessons for their pupils.” As a school we must adhere to this regulation by providing a minimum of 10 swimming lessons before the end of Key Stage 2. The children taking part in swimming are taught in 5 week blocks over 2 years, during the Spring term, in order to reduce the time they spend out of the classroom and of course the cost each year. They are taught by professional swimming instructors who assess them then teach in ability groups. We are unfortunate in that we do not have any swimming facilities near enough for the children to walk to which significantly increases the cost of providing the swimming lessons. For this reason we are asking for voluntary contributions towards transport to and from Lutterworth Sports Centre thereby helping with what is an already very tight school budget. This coming Spring 2018 Group 1 will commence swimming at Lutterworth Sports Centre on Thursday 11th January for 5 weeks, Group 2 will commence swimming on Thursday 22nd February 2018 also for 5 weeks. The parental contribution will be £17.25 and should be paid using the +Pay system on PMX. Full payment should be made by Tuesday 9th January 2018. All year 4 will be Group 1 All year 3 will be Group 2 It is important that any parent who feels unable to contribute the full amount contacts me in the strictest confidence. Children will need a swimming costume and towel and these items should be clearly named and carried in a suitable bag. All children will be required to wear a swimming hat. It is LA Health & Safety policy that swimming goggles are not allowed during school swimming sessions. If for medical or any other reason you still wish your child to wear swimming googles, a signed disclaimer form obtainable from the office, is required.

FS2 Class Assembly23Feb2018

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Book Week - Book Fayre26Feb2018

Book Week - Dress up as a book character day26Feb2018

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On behalf of everyone at Orchard C of E Primary School, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to all visitors to our school website.


We are a rural primary school in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire with around 200 amazing pupils who are well behaved, thoughtful and work really hard.


Our staff are extremely hard working and caring. We are concerned, not only for the children’s educational progress, but for their health and welfare; and we aim to give them as many opportunities in the wider curriculum as possible. All staff work to create a happy, caring environment where all children enjoy coming to school. Along with very supportive parents and governors we aim to give children at Orchard the best possible start to their educational journey and their primary school experience as a whole.
Orchard is a busy but friendly school, with a variety of activities and events going on throughout the year. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing uptodate information for prospective parents, current parents and the wider community. 
We hope you enjoy browsing our website, and that you find all the information you require. Should you have any further queries please feel free to contact the school by email or telephone.


Ms M. Fieldsend




Blenheim Crescent




Phone number

01455 283247

Email address