Orchard Church of England Primary School

20/03 @ 5:30pm Yr 3 Meeting to Parents, @ 6:00pm Yr 6 Meeting to Parents, @ 6:30pm FS2 Meeting to Parents. 23/09 Orchard Campout. 29/03 @ 8:15am Macmillan Coffee Morning

  1. News & Events

Latest News


The children this week have the opportunity to have football sessions run by West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

Any donations of Wool would be greatly appreciated in Year 5 - Thank you






Fantastic news from the OPA Christmas Fayre held on the 2nd December, We raised an amazing £1400.00.  The winning class of the Rainbow Tombola is Year 2 who get to spend half of the proceeds of the stall on their class.  Thank you all for supporting this event.


Mr Bolstridge Raising Money for ORCHARD

''As many of you know, Mr Bolstridge ran the Leicester Marathon on the 23rd of October and has raised an amazing amount of money for the school. He would like to say a big thank you if you have already donated to the fund. The OPA have now generously said that they will match whatever is raised for this fund so any more donations would be greatly welcomed! Thank you again for the continued support.'' 



Click here to read the thoughts of Mr Bolstridge whilst he completed his marathon.



Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 30th September we held a Coffee Morning on behalf of  Macmillan Cancer Support. To raise money to supports people with cancer.

Please see our gallery for photos from the event.  Thank you to everyone that supported this event, we had a fantastic turnout.  We raised an amazing total of £320.00.


Following our Maths Meetings to Parents, please click below to view our Maths Calculation Methods Booklet and also the Powerpoint presentations from each of the meetings.  

 Calculation Methods Booklet.pdf

Maths Meeting KS1 Oct 2016

Maths Meeting KS2 Oct 2016



FS2 Phonics Meeting for Parents 

Thank you to those parents who attended our phonics meeting.  Attached is a copy of the handout given at this meeting and the power point used.  Please do not hesitate to come in and see us if you have any questions.

 Phonics meeting power point 

Hand out with pronunciation of sounds


School Admissions

First Time Admissions 

Is your child or do you know someone who has a child due to start school Autumn 2018  


You need to apply for your school place by the 15th January 2018 www.leics.gov.uk/online_application  


Secondary School Admissions

Secondary school places

All parents of Year 6 children will need to apply for a place for their childs' Secondary school.


How to Apply

If your child is due to begin secondary school Autumn Term 2018, you will be able to apply September 2017  by clicking the link below

Apply online here


If you are unable to apply online, you can download an application form below:

Application form for Secondary School Admissions   


Click here to see our report to parents of the Abacus Maths Survey.






Leicestershire Optical Committee are keen to encourage parents to take their children to the Opticians where they can have a FREE NHS EYE TEST

It is important that those children with undetected vision problems are picked up as early as possible

The Leicestershire & Rutland Local Optometric Committee representing local opticians & optometrists have designed the Children’s Eye Test leaflet for us to circulate to all parents. Please click the link below.

Focus on your Child's Eye Health




Healthy Together

Healthy Together – the new name for our 0-19 public health services (incorporating school nursing services) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Below is a copy of a leaflet with details of how parents and carers, children and schools can access health advice and support.

Healthy Together


School Sun Hats now available -  click here for details



 Parents' Forum

 What is a Parents’ Forum?

A meeting in which parents, governors and staff can share and talk about matters of school interest.

 What a Parents’ Forum isn’t…

It is not a place to discuss concerns about an individual child or member of staff.

 Why a Parents’ Forum?

 We all want to provide the best possible outcomes for our children.

 Aims of the Forum

  • To discuss school related issues.
  • To develop open communication and consultation between parents, staff and governors.
  • To listen to ideas
  • To seek views
  • Check we are meeting pupil / parent needs
  • To present information about general matters.

See our Calendar for dates and times of the next meeting.