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23 Jan 2019

Bricks for Kidz Lego Club

The Lego Workshop is proving to be a huge success, with pupils making some outstanding electronic models. Moreover, their excellent attitudes, enthusiasm and good behaviour has been positively commented on by the club’s leader. Well done kids! ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2019

Inspiration Days

As you know, we always like the start of our topics to have the ‘wow’ factor! To launch their ‘Once Upon A Time’ topic, Classes 1 and 2 arrived in school to find a mysterious box in their classroom, filled with lost objects from the Fairy Tale World…  They certainly had ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2019

Greek Day

Children in Years 5 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed their Groovy Greeks inspiration day on the 10th January with a superb workshop led by Portals to the Past. There was lots of learning and fun, complete with an Ancient Greek quiz, a mini Olympic Games and an exciting re-enactment involving ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2018

PA Christmas Family Night

Thank you to all of those parents who supported the Christmas Family Night, either by sending in donations for raffle or tombola prizes, or by attending the event on the Friday. A huge thank you to the school’s wonderful PA group for all of their hard work and excellent ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2018

Christmas Carol Service

Thank you so much for your positive comments regarding the Carol Service, which featured some beautiful singing by the whole school and a super performance by the choir and clarinet group. (Weren’t they all fabulous!) It was lovely to be able to perform in St. Edward’s Church in front of ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2018

Class 8 and 9 Assembly was out of this world!

Thank you to the pupils and staff for all of their hard work in putting on a wonderful ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ assembly to celebrate the end of their Autumn Term topic. It was an outstanding performance with some superb singing, dancing and acting. ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2018

Polar Explorer Workshop

To celebrate the end of their topic all about Planet Earth, pupils in classes 4,5 and 6 took part in a special Polar Explorer workshop, delivered by Dale, a friend of Mrs Sheldon. A real-life explorer himself, Dale kept the children (and staff) utterly enthralled with his stories based on ... (click to read more)

11 Dec 2018

Christmas Cheer

Thank you for those pupils and parents who took part in the Christmas Cheer event in the village. It was a super evening, and our children, as ever, sang beautifully. ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2018

Midday Supervisor Vacancies at Orchard

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10 Dec 2018

Wow! Christmas Just Got Real

Thank you to Keith and the SOAR team who ran a special Christmas assembly, followed by a series of art and craft workshops for Classes 4,5 and 6, based on the Nativity. ... (click to read more)

09 Dec 2018

Donington Dynamo Gifted and Talented Workshops

Thank you to Wayne for leading a Donington Dynamos session for our budding sports stars. Pupils had a great afternoon taking part in circuit training, designed to target strength building and muscular endurance. Very well done also to the pupils who took part in a Dynamos Art Workshop with Mrs ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2018

Cross-County Sporting News

We are so proud of all the children who have taken part in the recent tri-golf tournaments. Both the Y3/4 and Y5/6 teams came in first place! Moreover our pupils’ behaviour was exemplary and they took part with wonderful team spirit. The teams will now go forward to represent Charnwood ... (click to read more)

07 Dec 2018

Archery Taster Session

Pupils in Class 3 had a wonderful archery taster session with Danny from Premier Sport to enhance the work undertaken in their Creative Curriculum topic ’Once Upon A Time’. They did Robin Hood proud!   ... (click to read more)

06 Dec 2018

OPS Radio is up and running

The newly refurbished radio room was christened with a wonderful interview with Jonathan Meres, author of the ‘World of Norm’ books. The OPS Radio Team researched some super questions to ask their special visitor, and the interview went brilliantly. The official opening then took place a week later, when ... (click to read more)

26 Nov 2018

An Awesome Day of Learning

To remind pupils of the importance we place on developing ‘character’, the school ran a special Character Education Discovery Day. Working in mixed aged groups, pupils took part in a range of activities to develop their skills and personal attributes across several fantastic learning zones including: The Hut of Happiness (Happiness ... (click to read more)

26 Nov 2018

School Choir

We were exceptionally proud of the School Choir, who visited the Church Hall last week to sing to some very special ladies and gentlemen, including Laura, who was 100 years old. As well as singing some modern songs, pupils ended with a real favourite, ‘We’ll Meet Again’. ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2018

Author Visit

We were delighted to welcome local author Rachel Greaves into assembly to perform some of her exciting new children’s stories using puppets and props. Rachel is well known for writing and illustrating a series of books about an Airedale Terrier called Ruffle and his adventures on a steam railway. ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2018

Children in Need

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Colour Crazy’ day for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal. Our school raised £520.11 in support for the charity, which included the funds from additional activities such as the ‘fill a picture of Pudsey with coins’ competition run ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2018

Kindness Week and Anti-Bullying Day

As part of our Character Education work, we ran a special ‘Kindness Week’, culminating in a ‘Choose Respect’ Anti-Bullying day on 15th November where pupils explored a number of issues relating to respect, friendship and thoughtfulness. They were also treated to a performance of ’Bully’s Paradise’ by the Firehorse ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2018

Mini Rugby

We were delighted to welcome Nick Woodland from Castle Donington RUFC into school to lead both a rugby themed assembly as well as two ‘mini rugby’ taster sessions for pupils in Classes 2 and 3. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will now hopefully take up the sport as a ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2018

Y5 Residential Visit to Whithall

Year 5 pupils had a wonderful time at Whitehall and returned to school absolutely buzzing about the amazing activities they had participated in during their 3 day residential. Thank you so much to the staff who accompanied the children. It was very much appreciated. ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2018

Remembrance Discovery Day

Pupils took part in a special day of gratitude and remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. As well as participating in a variety of art, history and research activities, pupils also created a giant ‘human’ poppy on the school field. The time-lapse video can ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018

Robin Hood Performance

As a thank you treat for all of their hard work during the first half of the Autumn Term, pupils were treated to a performance of ‘Robin Hood’ by the M&M Theatrical Productions company. It was a stunning live performance, with some wonderful acting and lots of laughs. It ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018


The Halloween Disco proved to be a huge success, with all those attending looking spookily good in their wonderful costumes! Thank you so much to the PA, parents and staff who helped out on the night – it was very much appreciated, as always. ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018

Glow in the Dark Dodgeball

Thank you to the coaches from Progressive Sport, for leading a day of glow in the dark dodgeball for all in upper key stage 2. It was great for pupils to have specialist sports teachers to work with them to ensure that they had fun with their friends, whilst at ... (click to read more)

24 Oct 2018

Book Fair

Thank you to all those parents who purchased at the Book Fair. It was much appreciated. Thanks also to Mrs Farrar for running the Book Fair so efficiently. We sold £652 worth of books, and will now be able to order £163 books on commission for our new whole class ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2018


We were thrilled with the determination and enthusiasm displayed by our Triathlon team who took part in the Brownlee (as in Alistair and Jonny) Triathlon event at Charnwood College. As well as swimming 50m in the pool, and cycling approximately 800m,   pupils then finished the event with a 300m ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2018

Cross Country

Pupils from Y3-6 represented the school brilliantly at the recent Leicestershire School’s Cross Country Championships at Prestwold. There are three meetings in total, with competitions for both individuals and teams. We’re feeling very positive! Thank you to Mrs Godsell and the parents and staff who have supported all of ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2018

Space Centre

“Brilliant!”… “Amazing!”... Awesome!” This pretty much summed up what pupils from classes 7,8 and 9 said about their visit to the National Space Centre. As well as visiting the planetarium they also enjoyed lots of hands on learning during their exploration of the exhibits inside the centre. ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2018

Harvest Festival

For those parents/carers and grandparents who were able to join us at the Methodist Church on Friday, we really hope that you enjoyed our special Harvest Assembly. I’m sure that you will agree that our Y6 pupils did a super job with their speaking parts, and that the singing was ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2018

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you so much to the parents/visitors who attended our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We also very much appreciated the help from those who donated cakes or sent their children in with money to spend. Thanks to the very persuasive sales techniques of some of our fantastic Y6 pupils, we were ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2018

School Council and House Captain Election Results

After some superb public speaking in our special ‘hustings’ assembly by our seven Y6 ‘candidates’, pupils from Y2 onwards took to the polling booths to elect their new School Council President. All pupils impressed us with their confidence and pledges, but it was Harrison who secured the most votes, ... (click to read more)

19 Sep 2018

New Intake Visit mornings

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14 Sep 2018

Roald Dahl Day!

We had an absolutely wonderlicious time on our special Roald Dahl Day. As well as two special assemblies, pupils (and parents!) had great fun taking part in a number of very exciting activities which included making George’s Marvellous Medicine, creating chocolate factories using real confectionary and making a collaged ... (click to read more)

14 Sep 2018

Area Sports Football Tournament

Congratulations to the Y5/6 pupils who represented the school in the recent Area Sports Football Tournament. Both teams experienced huge success. We were delighted to have one team qualify for the play-offs, eventually being awarded 3rd place out of the 22 schools that took part. Moreover, our second team ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2018

Inspirational Days

To launch their new topics, pupils in several class have already experienced their very first Orchard ‘Inspiration Day’. These special ‘off-timetable’ discovery days are designed to have a special wow factor in order to get pupils really excited about their learning. The start of the week has been no ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the new school year. On behalf of all of the staff at Orchard Primary, I would like to welcome Mr Cooper to the school in his role as Class 3 teacher, as well as Mrs Brain, who will be joining our Midday Supervisor team. I would also ... (click to read more)

22 Feb 2018

Swimming Area Champions

Well done to our Year 5 and 6 Swim team who competed in the area championships. Fantastic swimming secured 1st place. We will now represent North Charnwood at the Sainbury’s School Games. ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 2017

Tri-Golf Area Champions

Area Tri-Golf Champions for the fourth year running! ... (click to read more)

11 Dec 2017

Orchard pupils undertake a Winter Short Challenge to raise money for the Joseph Cooper Trust!

Two boys from Orchard School have  decided to keep their shorts on throughout the winter to raise money for the Joseph Cooper Trust. If you would like to find out more, follow their challnege or donate, please click here to visit their Just Giving page.   ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2017

Premier Sport Christmas Holiday Club 21st and 22nd December 2017

Premier Sport will be running a Holiday Club at Orchard on 21 and 22 December. For more information, please click here  ... (click to read more)

07 Nov 2017

Orchard School Vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisor

  For more information, please contact us on 01332 810078 ... (click to read more)

07 Nov 2017

Orchard School Open Visits for 2018 intake

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21 Sep 2017

Premier Sport will be running a Holiday Club October Half-term

Further details can be found on our Holiday Clubs page - click here   ... (click to read more)

20 Sep 2017

Orchard School Football Teams Qualify for Area Finals

Orchard School entered 4 teams into the Area Competition in Loughborough, with fantastic achievements by all. After some great football, 2 teams qualified for the finals. ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2017

Year 5 become County Schools' Tri Golf Champions at the School Games

Our year 5 Tri Golf team became County Champions at the School Games competition.  A fantastic achievement! ... (click to read more)

22 Aug 2017

Orchard School launches After School Care and extended Before School Care from August!

We are pleased to announce that our Morning Club will now begin at 7.45am and will include Breakfast of Cereal/Toast and Fruit.   From 24th August we are also launching our After School Club which will run until 6.15pm.   Further details  and a booking form can be found in our 'Parents' section.   Places ... (click to read more)

22 Aug 2017

New lining up procedure for mornings

From the first day or term (Thursday 24th August) we would like all children to line up, in their classes, on the Key Stage One playground when the whistle is blown to come into school.  The whistle will be blown by a member of staff at 8.45am. Children should line up, ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2017

Year 5 are County Tri-Golf Champions!

Well done to our amazing Year 5 team who represented Charnwood in the County Championships and putted, tapped and hit their way to victory at Uppingham!  ... (click to read more)

06 Jun 2017

Year 5 Cyclocross Champions!!!!

Well done to our Year 5 Cyclocross team for winning the area Championships. On the day that Team Sky crashed out of the Giro d'Italia Orchard's Italian team pursuit won them Gold! Next stop, County Championships at Melton Mowbray later this month.      ... (click to read more)

05 Jun 2017

New Dinner Menu

Our new dinner menu begins today! We have lots of popular dishes available. You can access the dinner menu through our 'For Parents' tab.   Don't forget to book your dinners online at   ... (click to read more)

26 May 2017

We have vacancies for Support Staff to begin August 2017, please see our Staff section for further details

Please click on our staff tab for details of vacancies at the school ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2017

Great day at the Area Hockey Championships

Some fantastic hockey skills on display at the Area tournament this month with year 3/4 reaching the semi finals and year 5 reaching the quarter finals. Brilliant teamwork and sunshine making a great competition! ... (click to read more)

06 Apr 2017

The reception unit turns 30!

Were you at Orchard Primary when the Reception unit opened? Was your child one of the first to attend the new Reception Unit? id you work at Orchard at the time?   Then please come and join us as we celebrate it's 30th Birthday!    Click here to donwload our invitation!  ... (click to read more)

27 Mar 2017

Easter Dinner!

We hope all our children will join us for Easter Dinner on Thursday 6th April! The kitchen will be cooking a fabulous roast followed by a special Easter pudding! There will even be a special egg hunt with the lucky winners receiving a small prize!     ... (click to read more)

10 Mar 2017

Area cross country success

Great running at the area cross country qualifiers at Loughborough on Tuesday.  Seven of our runners qualified to represent Loughborough Area at the Leicestershire County Championships on 25th March at Prestwold Hall.  We also have one year 5 runner who has qualified to represent Leicestershire in the National Championships held on ... (click to read more)

10 Mar 2017

Vacancies at Orchard

We have vacancies availabe for a Premises Officer and a Midday Supervisor. Please see our vacancies page for more information  ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2017

Orchard School singing group win the Rotary Primary School Music Shield!

The school singing group and children from year 5 who play the Clarinet recently took part in the Rotary Club's Primary School Music Competiton along with groups from other local schools. The children performed brilliantly. Our singing group won the Rotary Club Shield and will be sining in the Rotary's ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2017

OPS Radio interview swimmer Molly Renshaw who competed in the 2016 Olympics and is a British Record Holder !

OPS Radio have launched their latest round of interviews with Inspirational guests with a World Class interview with British Record Holder Molly Renshaw!  Find out what she has to say about her experience at the Olympics and the dedication needed to succeed in sport by listening to her interview here .   If ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2017

Orchard School is full of Characters!

Children at Orchard School have enjoyed a day in character. As part of World Book Day and to celebrate the end of our month long Reading Expedition, children were invited to dress as a character from their favourite book!  Children have spent the month of February reading a variety of ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2017

Orchard runners race to Victory!

Orchard Community Primary took part in the Ivanhoe Challenge on Saturday 11th February and came away the proud winners of the Primary School Challenge Trophy! 41 runners took part in the event from Reception to year 5.  Year 2 Girls and Year 4 Boys claimed Gold in the Team event and ... (click to read more)

21 Feb 2017

Our main school phone number is not working, please use 01332 814300

Our main school phone number is not working, please contact us via our alternative number 01332 814300 or via email to until further notice. ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2017

OPS Radio launches brilliant new shows.

Tune in to all our shows.  The Friday show and our two new shows are up and running. The OPS Quiz Show and The OPS Request show on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.  Tune in on ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2016

Tri-Golf Area Champions .... again!

Once again Orchard Primary school have become the year 5/6 Tri Golf champions.  Along with our cross country Year 5 boys champions, this has made it a SPECTACULAR sporting week. ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2016

Cross Country Success for Year 5 boys!

What a sporting week!  The year 5 boys fought off tough competition from Elizabeth Woodville school to secure victory in the county schools' cross country championships at Prestwold Hall.  Full results can be found here. ... (click to read more)

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