Orchard Church of England Primary School

The school day starts at 8.40 am (all gates open at 8.30 am) and ends at 3.15 pm (all gates open at 3.00 pm)

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This summer we are really excited to be welcoming our England Women superstars as they take on South Africa in a thrilling One Day International at the Uptonsteel County Ground on Monday 18th July, 2pm start.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club has become a fan favourite to experience a Women’s International cricket matchday having been a host ground for the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017 and the Women’s Ashes in 2018 and we have been overwhelmed with the level of interest and early ticket sales since launching the fixture a couple of weeks ago.

As a club we are really keen to spread the word and reach as many people as possible who may be interested in coming along and celebrating women’s sport and getting behind our England Women superstars, we are set for a record attendance this year!

To celebrate this very special occasion we have an exclusive offer where Kids Under 16 Go FREE if tickets are booked before 30th April.

Tickets can simply be booked by our website HERE 

This match promises to be a spectacular event at the beginning of the school holidays, perfect for a day out with family and friends! 

Easter Activities

Please see the brochure below with details of  the Easter programme being run by Football & Fitness.

If you are in receipt of Free School Meals you may be entitled to a free place. 

Half Term Activities

Broughton Astley Library are hosting an event on Thursday 17th February for children aged 7-11. See flyer below for more details.

Whole School Immunisation 

The seasonal flu vaccination for all children from FS2 to Year 6 is due to be administered on Tuesday 7th December 2021

Please ensure you complete the online consent form to give permission for your child to receive the nasal flu vaccination in school. The form can be accessed at www.leicsandrutlandimms.co.uk

Should you wish to change your decision regarding the vaccination, need to make any changes or have missed the session then please contact the Community Immunisation Service directly.

Community Immunistaion Service

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Tel.: 0300 3000 007

Email: communityimmunisations.service@nhs.net

Visit: www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service/communityimms for more information.

There are lots of child-friendly resources about the flu and keeping healthy on the Health for Kids website, as well as information for parents/carers. Visit: www.healthforkids.co.uk.

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our Foodbank as part of our Create a Meal Campaign. 
We are incredibly grateful to all of our supporters; we simply would not exist without your generosity. 
Lutterworth & Villages Foodbank


During October we will be taking part in Active Travel Month. Each time a pupil walks, scooters or cycles to school they will receive a tick on a chart in their class. The class with the most active travellers will win a trophy and the school with the highest percentage of active travel within South Leicestershire will win an award. 

There is also a poetry competition in support of the scheme with the opportunity for us to win a free bike shelter. Any entries will need to be sent to Mr Green by this coming Friday (8th October).

New choir starting at St Mary's Church. See below for further details:

Do you have a child interested in Girlguiding? Click on the link to register and for further information: Register your daughter | Girlguiding

Click here to see our First Time Admissions webpage for information regarding children due to start school in September 2022



Welcome to the Educational Visits UK Autumn Magazine giving you information about what is happening in your area over the coming months. The aim of the online regional magazine is to inform parents of events taking place in their area this Autumn.

School Admissions

First Time Admissions 

Is your child or do you know someone who has a child due to start school Autumn 2022


You need to apply for your school place by the 15th January 2022 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 2022, you will be able to apply September 2021  by clicking the link below:  The deadline for applications is 31st October 2021

Apply online here



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

Maths Meeting KS2

Please click below for some online maths games created by Woodlands Maths Zone 





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