Welcome to Orchard Primary

Welcome to 2019 at Orchard Primary School

The Spring term is always a busy and exciting term. We will be looking forward to book week, trips out, swimming lessons for Y4, as well as our regular Forest school sessions. Our youngest pupils have settled in very well; they arrive at school with a smile and a greeting for the staff on the gate. Our Gold Book assemblies on a Friday continue to be very well attended by parents, thank you, because …
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Mrs Rowntree
Head Teacher

Head Teacher


Welcome to 2019 at Orchard Primary School

Welcome to Orchard Primary School, the Spring term is always a busy and exciting term. We will be looking forward to book week, trips out, swimming lessons for Y4, as well as our regular Forest school sessions. Our youngest pupils have settled in very well; they arrive at school with a smile and a greeting for the staff on the gate. Our Gold Book assemblies on a Friday continue to be very well attended by parents, thank you, because we feel that it is important for us to share the good work and behaviour with all of you.

We are very fortunate to have been accepted on a national phonics programme. All staff have been involved in training for this programme. We have invested in new books for our youngest children, which will be coming home in the New Year. Please support us by looking after our new books and encouraging your child with their reading.

Last Spring we had our term disrupted by bad weather, hopefully any snow will conveniently fall over the weekends this year! Please look at the school website, and watch out for parent pay emails, which will alert you to any school closures. We will make every effort to let you know in good time so that you are able to make arrangements.

We have been running a parent and baby/toddler group on a Thursday morning; this is proving to be popular, with a group of parents attending regularly. We would like to welcome parents of pre-school aged children to join us. This is an informal gathering that will give you an opportunity to meet other parents, and for the younger children to get to know our school.

As always we would like to remind you that regular attendance is vital to your child’s education. Every School Day Counts! The school cannot authorise any school holidays during term time.

Our school uniform is easily obtainable; please ensure that your child comes to school in the correct uniform each day. Second-hand school uniform is available at school and we always have a good selection, please enquire at the school office. School shoes must be plain black with no markings. Children who come to school in the incorrect uniform or shoes, will be given the correct items to wear in school for the day.

We will be holding another Parent Partnership Forum on Tuesday 15th January at 5pm. On this occasion, we will review the progress the school has made against the Ofsted judgements.

We look forward to another successful and positive term.
Best wishes


Mrs Jo Rowntree
Head Teacher

30 December 2018

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Week commencing 21st January

Thursday:  Tea Talk & Toddler Time, 9.15am.;  Governors' Meeting, 5pm.

Friday:  Gold Book Assembly, 9.10am.

Y6 parents - please remember to return your forms for the cycling course which starts on 28th January.

Bad weather info:  if the school is closing due to bad weather, a message will be sent out on ParentPay and displayed here on the website.

Number Day

We are supporting the NSPCC Number Day. 

We will be taking part in fun Maths

challenges whilst raising money for the NSPCC

Please return sponsor forms to help make a difference

in children's lives.

Friday 1st February

Sponsor Form.pdf

Book Buzz

Bexley’s second Literary Festival 

will be taking place this half term from 

16 February to 2 March 2019.

There is something for everyone.

For More Information Click Here.pdf

Nursery Open Morning

Orchard will be opening its doors to invite

parents, carers and their children to have a look around

and see how great we are.

No appointments required, Year 6 pupils will take you 

on a guided tour.

Thursday 7th February @ 9.30 to 11am





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