Welcome to
Orchard Primary School
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We are pleased to welcome your child and yourselves to Orchard Primary School where we are confident that your child will enjoy a fulfilling and profitable time. I am sure they will be happy here and I trust that myself and my staff will have many years of close co-operation and partnership between home and school.
The primary phase of education is perhaps the most crucial time in everybody’s life. However, parents and carers play an even more important role in the education of children than that of the school.

The home is the most important single influence on children’s development. With the home and school working in partnership we are much more likely to succeed in producing happy children who are socially well-adjusted, motivated and proud of their achievements
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You can help in many ways
Ensuring that your child attends school regularly and arrives punctually.
Ensuring that your child wears school uniform.
Ensuring that your child has a substantial breakfast and has gone to bed the previous night at a “reasonable” time.
Sharing with the school responsibility for your child’s behaviour feeling free to come in and discuss with myself or my staff if there are any concerns whilst accepting that on occasions I may have to ask that you come in to see me.
Attending Parent’s Evenings to discuss the progress and needs of your child.
Supporting the school in carrying out its administrative procedures as necessary.
Sharing in the home reading scheme with your child, listening to them read, reading to them and maintaining a contact book between home and class teacher.
Supporting your child with their homework when it is requested.
Supporting your child at all school functions wherever possible, e.g. sports day, inter-school matches, school concerts, class assemblies to name a few.
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs Rowntree (Head Teacher)

Aspire to achieve            Believe in yourself            Care for each other

Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail: admin@orchard.bexley.sch.uk
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